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This will probably get castigated for being OT - but maybe this deep in a related thread it won't get noticed:)

Has anyone an opinion or a reference as to why the powers that be opted to require the use of class="someclass" for css/css2/XML?

It struck me in my recent work with CGI/XML::Simple (see, it's Related!:) that 'they' missed a trick here. Instead of:

<html><head><style> .someclass { ... } </style></head><body> ... <div class="someclass">This text has some class!</div> ... </body></html>

Wouldn't it have been simpler, cleaner etc. to allow:

<html><head><style> someclass { ... } </style></head><body> ... <someclass>This text has some class!</someclass> ... </body></html>

That is to say: Why not allow the browser to render the XML directly in the browser by attaching the css directly to the XML tagged data?

I appreciate that this is a meta discussion.. and do not expect an "answer" as such - but if anyone knows or has an opinion I would be interested to hear it.

In reply to Re: Re: TT2 -- A Matter of Style by BrowserUk
in thread TT2 -- A Matter of Style by DamnDirtyApe

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