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Subject: Re: Direct formatting STYLE attribute
From: [log in to unmask] (Eve L. Maler)
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Date:Tue, 12 Dec 95 18:02:55 EST

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At 03:12 PM 12/12/95 EST, Jesse McClusky wrote:
>-> From: David Seibert <[log in to unmask]>
>> Many authors may find that they are more productive, or that the quality 
>> of their work improves, if they first organize the text conceptually and 
>> then define the necessary styles in the header, instead of trying to 
>> organize text and define styles at the same time.
>This is a good principal, one which I fully support and agree with.
>However, if you FORCE them to abide by it, human nature will dictate
>that the majority will rebel.  Instead, using style classes should
>be emphatically encouraged in the draft/rfc/etc and all related
>documents, but the STYLE override should still be allowed.  It's the
>same with children.  You can tell them the burner is hot all you want,
>but until they find out what hot means, they will want to touch it.
>Jesse McClusky  ([log in to unmask])

I agree with you. I hope the readership will take care, though, not 
to equate "people" with "children."  Rational self-interest could 
dictate the legitimate use of STYLE for one-off changes in short-lived 
unique documents, even if CLASS and style sheets are available (just as 
rational self-interest will dictate the use of CLASS as soon as someone
gets tired of setting all the presentation properties identically n times, 
or needs to search on targeted content of their own making!).


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