Re: draft-ietf-html-style-00.txt & class as a general selector

Gavin Nicol (
Thu, 7 Dec 1995 21:35:43 -0500

>What has CD-ROM-ness got to do with anything? It shouldn't change the
>interpretation of STYLE="{font.size: 14}" that I can think of.

How about screen resolution then. 14 point may look big on an SVGA,
and be unreadable on my display. That is the whole point of
separation. By removing the platform-specific data out of the content,
the content become immune to changes in the presentation environment.

>Because, as a potential consumer of the product, it "feels wrong" to me.
>Stylesheets feel right, but the inability to put information locally,
>when appropriate, feels wrong. Intuition, based on experience, tells
>me I will want to put my fingers where your restriction says I can't...

You will loose in the long run. I would suggest that if you *really*
want to put style information directly into the document, you should
probably be lobbying browser writers to support RTF (or perhaps
Rainbow ;-)).