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

Joe English (
Fri, 08 Dec 1995 10:00:45 PST

Hakon Lie <> wrote:

> In CSS1, which is HTML-specific, '.' is a shorthand for "a class
> called". CSS2 will introduce a way of declaring what attribute '.'
> refers to:
> @archform CLASS

This may not be all that useful for a general-purpose SGML formatter.
Very few DTDs other than HTML have an attribute with the same
semantics as CLASS.

> Yes, and is very much in line with CSS thinking. A few questions
> remain:
> - should one also allow the more verbose versions (CLASS=foo,
> ID=x67y) in CSS1?

Yes, unless it's only intended to be used with HTML.

--Joe English