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Re: Style Attribute (Was: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful)

From: Simon Hill <red_one@othersdietrying.com>
Date: 16 Jan 2003 03:54:12 +1100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1042649652.996.49.camel@whistler>

On Thu, 2003-01-16 at 03:33, Tantek =?ISO-8859-1?B?xw==?=elik wrote:
> On 1/15/03 7:06 AM, "Mikko Rantalainen" <mira@cc.jyu.fi> wrote:

> > If you feel that you have to use br or style attribute try to think for
> > a second what's the reason you "need" those. Think about *why* you're
> > trying to achieve the line break or specific styling, not *what* you're
> > trying to achieve.
> If you cannot see the need for the style attribute, it may simply indicate
> that you have not experienced the real world situations where it is
> necessary.  
> I think this is in general the problem with the discussion of the 'style'
> attribute.  On one side there are semantic purists that don't understand
> what the problem is and therefore claim there is no problem, and on the
> other side there are _experienced_ folks that have seen numerous real world
> situations where the style attribute is not only useful, but essential.
> These real world situations have been listed in threads in this list, but
> always ignored or belittled.

Sorry for making you repeat yourself, but could you indugle me with an
example of obvious style="" usage where a CSS selector will not suffice?

Simon "red_one" Hill.
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2003 11:57:06 UTC

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