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Re: draft-ietf-html-style-00.txt & class as a general selector



On Fri, 8 Dec 1995, Hakon Lie wrote:

> lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk writes:
...
> Having a shorthand for ID is not only a syntactical convenience;
> knowing that the attribute is unique will help implementors. We were
> thinking about a different shorthand:
> 
>   "x67y" { .. }
> 
>  > So
>  >  
>  >  bar.foo {something }         all bar elements with class attribute foo
>  >  .foo { something }           all elements with class attribute foo
>  >  #42 { something }            the element with id attribute  42
>  > 
>  > This gives a concise and regular notation, it seems.
> 
...
> A few questions remain:
> 
>  - should one also allow the more verbose versions (CLASS=foo,
>    ID=x67y) in CSS1?
> 
>  - what do people prefer, 
>  -- #x65y or "x56y" ? 
>  -- @CLASS=foo or [CLASS=foo] ?

I prefer the [CLASS=foo] and .foo forms to the @CLASS=foo form. I really 
like both the #foo and [ID=foo] forms, one for ease of use, the other for
completeness.

Benjamin C. W. Sittler


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