A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I needed a good reference for HTML4 and CSS styles, because I felt my pages were not coded properly with the latest syntax. So, I purchased HTML 4 for the World Wide Web--Visual QuickStart Guide, Fourth Edition. It looked like a good reference.
Well, the author starts the chapter on CSS style sheets with... The CSS specification is overly complex, overblown, unsupported on most browsers, and new browsers will support the older HTML for ever, so don't be hung up on using Style Sheets. Sounds good to me!