What are the advantages/disadvantages of the various style methods?

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Tags: CSS

Answer

Advantages

  • Can control styles for multiple documents at once.
  • Classes can be created for use on multiple HTML element types in many documents.
  • Selector and grouping methods can be used to apply styles under complex contexts. 

Disadvantages

  • An extra download is required to import style information for each document.
  • The rendering of the document may be delayed until the external style sheet is loaded.
  • Becomes slightly impractical for small quantities of style definitions. 
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