Re: the STYLE attribute

Benjamin C. W. Sittler (
Sun, 12 Nov 1995 15:25:42 -0700 (MST)

On Sun, 12 Nov 1995, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> <HEAD>
> <TITLE>Walter's Styles Mini-Proposal</TITLE>
> <STYLE NOTATION="x-wik" SRC="internal" PRIORITY=2>
> <!-- style sheet embedded into document (only if src="internal") -->
> (subhead.main: FONT=helvetica; SIZE=18; TYPESTYLE=Bold)
> (small.caps: FONT=helvetica; SMALLCAPS=0.7)
> (body.text: FONT=Times; SIZE=14; TYPESTYLE=Plain)
> </STYLE>
> </HEAD>
> <BODY>
> <P STYLE="small.caps">This Would Be Small Caps In Helvetica</P>
> <P STYLE="body.text">This would be in Times Roman font</P>
> </BODY>
> STYLE as an element (in <HEAD> only) would provide the user agent with the
> stylesheet itself (whether embedded/internal or external), while STYLE as
> an attribute (in <BODY> only) would reference specific stylenames.

I like this suggestion, but why not use CLASS instead of STYLE?

Benjamin C. W. Sittler