I know, right? I was NOT expecting that response and I think it shows how absurd some peoples... beliefs about how HTML and CSS work are.
I wasn't even planning on this article or putting another one out so quickly, but the sudden flood of "don't do that" based on a nonsensical claim needed to be addressed.
Thing is though, I come across these types of claims ALL the blasted time in my work as an accessibility consultant. It's almost always a mix of "we need this" when it's what's screwing them over (see the mind-numbing idiocy that are "frameworks"), and "we can't do that" when it's the answer to their problems. (simple things like blanket applying box-sizing, or resets, or using EM for everything, or ripping out the derpy idiotic framework BS)