from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The practice of authoring stylesheets with redundant and semantically unhelpful classes.
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!