Re: the STYLE attribute

Hakon Lie (
Fri, 10 Nov 1995 19:48:53 +0100


> > - the STYLE attribute mixes presentational information into the
> > structure of the docuement. This is just what style sheets try to
> > avoid, and the attribute is therefore counter-productive.
> I would think that a stronger argument against it
> is that it would tie HTML to a single stylesheet notation.
> Or is this stuff considered far enough past the ``experimental''
> stage that supporting different notations is no longer an issue?

No, we need to support different notations. The idea is to declare the
notation somewhere, perhaps in a STYLE element in the header or as an
attribute to BODY.



Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France