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Re: class attribute deprecated with <span>?

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 21:02:00 +0100
Message-ID: <90179171344.20030207210200@w3.org>
To: www-style@w3.org, Sharon_Correll@sil.org

On Friday, February 7, 2003, 6:19:16 PM, Sharon wrote:

Sso> I'm reading the "HTML and XHTML" book by Musiciano and Kennedy, published
Sso> by O'Reilly. It says that it is deprecated to use style, class and id
Sso> attributes with the <span> tag.  (This is on page 300.) However, I notice
Sso> on the CSS web site that there are a number of examples of using <span>
Sso> this way.

Sso> Is this really deprecated?

Failing a specific reference to chapter and verse of a W3C
specification then I would regard this as hearsay. I see no evidence
that this is true and it would seem most odd if so.

Sso> If so, why, and what is the accepted way to
Sso> apply formatting to a short range of text?

Sso> Thanks,
Sso> Sharon

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
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