John Allsopp further defends ‘id’ in CSS

John Allsopp, author, developer and conference organiser, has defended the “humble id attribute”.

In a Web Directions blog, Allsopp noted that prominent figures within the web industry had been dismissing the id attribute for a number of reasons, but argued these critiques didn’t really hold water. In terms of the most common criticism — the id element restricting reuse of style — Allsopp argued that’s actually “exactly what we want”.

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