Re: the STYLE attribute

Brian Behlendorf (
Fri, 10 Nov 1995 11:22:30 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 10 Nov 1995, Hakon Lie wrote:
> > > - 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.

While it wouldn't tie HTML to a single style notation, it would tie a
particular HTML document to a single style notation. How bad it that?
Certainly not worse than the current situation....


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