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Re: About dropping the style attribute (offlist, www-archive)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 13:26:32 +0200
Message-ID: <467E54E8.2030309@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: www-archive@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jun 2007 12:43:14 +0200, Julian Reschke 
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>>> FWIW, it's not deprecated. It has been removed from the language. 
>>> HTML5 does not do deprecation. By your reasoning <plaintext>, 
>>> <isindex> etc. should also be conforming which doesn't make much 
>>> sense to me.
>> So you don't see any difference between documents using style 
>> attributes (allowed in HTML4), and documents using <isindex> 
>> (deprecated in HTML4) or <plaintext> (not present in HTML4)?
> They were allowed in previous "versions" of HTML. So not really. As I 
> see it we just need to design a language independent from HTML4 with the 
> constraints we have.


if the difference between

(a) in HTML3, but dropped in HTML4, almost no use in current Web content,

(b) in HTML3, deprecated in HTML4, only little use (?) in current Web 
content, and

(c) in HTML4, and widely used in current content

seems insignificant to you, then, I guess, there's little point in 
continuing this conversation.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Sunday, 24 June 2007 11:26:47 UTC

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