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[whatwg] Predefined classes are gone

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 22:37:53 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0705172236460.1180@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Thu, 17 May 2007, Adrienne Travis wrote:
>
> Is there still room for discussion regarding the /role/ attribute with 
> namespacing as an alternative? A lot of us loved the IDEA of predefined 
> "classes", but didn't like the idea of confusing THAT mechanism with the 
> CSS class mechanism.

I'd rather we discussed use cases first, and then tried to work out what 
solutions fit those use cases. The main reason the predefined classes were 
removed is that they had no convincing use cases.

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