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On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Adam Walker wrote:

> Yuppers.  Everything and more.  Just like in the three
> books I've already purchased on HTML code.  I've
> already spent over $50US on books and my "external
> style sheet" still doesn't do anything it's supposed
> to.  (Though it *does* do *stuff*.)

I'm afraid I seem to have missed the start of the thread. What's the
problem? I understand the whole external style sheet thing and may even be
able to explain it to you. Or at the very least help get your code to do
what you want it to. In at least one browser :)

>  I think I'm just
> gonna give the whole style sheet thing the heave-ho
> and stay with the old way of doing things until all
> the "obsolete" codes are truely and finally phased
> out, and then I'll either give it another try or just
> forget the whole "webpage" thing as something more
> trouble than it's worth.

The likelihood of HTML (all versions of which contain the design tags,
it's the incredibly similar XHTML which sees them go) ever being
unsupported by browsers is so incredibly slim that I'm not sure it's worth
contemplating.

>  Why can't anyone leave well-enough alone.

Because CSS offers so much more flexibility? I've practically forgotten
how to do design in straight HTML :) (This is an offer of help if yo want
it.) CSS also lets the *reader* have more control over the look of the
site (after all, it's your reader who has to read it, shouldn't they have
a say in how it looks?). I'm not sure if that's by design or
implementation, though.

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Tristan                  <[log in to unmask]>

All language designers are arrogant. Goes with the territory...
                                -- Larry Wall