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- noun web design, usually derogatory The practice of
authoring stylesheetswith redundantand semanticallyunhelpful classes.
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While this is likely to lead to an attack of 'classitis', I'm not sure what the alternative would be and this is an almost identical method to that which Dreamweaver uses.
It's as pointless as and in my opinion serves to further propagate classitis and iditis, both diseases related to the more famous divitis.
By marking up the document first, you won't run into such diseases as divitis and classitis, which can sometimes be fatal!