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Many requirements

Sent by T. R. Valentine on 29 September 2005 15:03


On 29/09/05, Gene Falck [EMAIL-REMOVED]> wrote:
> Hi Bob,
>
> You wrote:
>
> >7) Try your hardest to never use SPAN again.
> >It's a very sloppy way of styling text. Using well
> >structured IDs, classes, and chosing the right CSS
> >selectors is much cleaner.
>
> Hmm. I have used SPAN for some things that I
> haven't thought up any better ways to do.

Ditto here.

For instance, how does one avoid a span tag for something like small
caps in the middle of a sentence (e.g. the 'A.D.' in a date)?

> I don't like the complexity of my markup very much
> but I don't agree with your characterization with
> the pejorative "sloppy" unless there is a simpler
> way to get my lines spaced evenly in spite of the
> fractionals and subscripts.

Ditto here.

> Any ideas for such a simpler way?

I'd also like to see suggestions that would eliminate the need for the
span tag. The tag hasn't (AFAIK) been deprecated which seems to
indicate an awareness of its necessity.

--
T. R. Valentine
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