[whatwg] Predefined classes are gone
altravis at eidolongroup.com
Thu May 17 09:22:35 PDT 2007
Is there still room for discussion regarding the /role/ attribute with
namespacing as an alternative? A lot of us loved the IDEA of
predefined "classes", but didn't like the idea of confusing THAT
mechanism with the CSS class mechanism.
On 5/16/07, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> In response to overwhelming feedback on this issue (especially in blogs,
> forums, and mailing lists other than this one, like www-html and
> public-html) I've removed the predefined classes. They're opaque again.
> The main use cases for predefined classes can mostly be dealt with using
> some of the new elements. class=note and class=example, for instance, can
> instead use <aside> elements, class=copyright can use <small>, etc.
> Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL
> http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
> Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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