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Re: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful

From: Rie Beam <livingunderhouse@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 22:25:37 +0000
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <F93UP5t27eRBx9bup7d0002c695@hotmail.com>

[2] XHTML2.0 dumps harmless elements which folks have found semantically
useful. It also dumps the extremely useful 'style' attribute which is
critical for certain applications


One thing that is usually left out non-owner XHTML users. Messager Boarders, 
or anything involving posting. The "style" attribute is a godsend for people 
who don't have access to the headers of every page they alter. Deleting this 
element I believe is a mistake on the part of w3, and I hope they change 
their minds before the Final Draft. Also, if you say that people should just 
link stylehsheets with large varities of styles in them, I have to tell you 
that the ID and CLASS attributes used to gather them would be so numerous 
and hard to memorize, that it would render them useless, not to mention 
times when the overall stylesheet misses something the user needs.

+ rie (c. true) +
+ student webmaster/programmer +
+ <begin>-=-<end> +

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