Re: Start with HTML or XHTML? (slightly OT)
by "Darrell King" <darrell(at)webctr.com>
||Wed, 13 Mar 2002 18:56:50 -0500
And, of course, it's not that common to use a class to achieve just one
presentation effect. The class may have a dozen properties or more. Since
external stylesheets are downloaded only once and reused for each page,
suddenly using class='blah' over 30 pages results in much less bandwidth
being used and in smaller, leaner HTML Documents.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Davies, Elizabeth H." <EHDavies(at)West.com>
The class is less work in the long run because I can make global changes to
the entire site by changing the definition of the class. So, if for some
reason, the powers-that-be decided that they want all places with "verybig"
to now be in Verdana, bold, centered, and very small and bright purple.... I
don't ever touch the HTML page. I redefine ".verybig"
Of course then you should comment the style sheet to remind self and others
that ".verybig" isn't anymore ;)
From: cbirds(at)earthlink.net [mailto:cbirds(at)earthlink.net]
>The new trend on the horizon:
><div class="verybig">Hello world</div>
><font size="6">Hello world</font>
And my next honest question is, how is the first one less work than
writing the second one?
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