[whatwg] Use cases for style= on arbitrary elements
bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 21 15:18:04 PST 2007
Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> We have a set of things, stored in a database and listed on a Web page,
> where we want to indicate their age by making the older ones "fade
> away". This would be done by computing a shade of grey, and putting it
> in a style= attribute for the <li> element.
This sounds more like a use-case for nested <em> to me.
> A more common example is tag clouds, where a computed size is given in
> the style= attribute of an <a> element. In that case, there is the same
> objection to using classes. And there is a more practical objection to
> using <font>: in a cloud that showed hundreds of tags, an extra element
> for each of them would add substantially to the size of the page.
This not only sounds like a use-case for nested <em>, but it is
apparently an /actual/ use of nested <em> (by Technorati):
(And compare the more explicit approach advocated there.)
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