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proposed reply -- [2nd LC Review] Comments -- CSS

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:09:57 -0600
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To: WebCGM WG <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>
Hi WG --

Here is a proposed reply to his CSS comment -- the 2nd of his two 
comments.  Feel free to recommend improvements.  We'll discuss and 
approve/revise at Wednesday WG telecon.


At 11:44 AM 6/20/2009 +0200, Innovimax SARL wrote:
>== interaction between WebCGM and CSS ==
>Is it possible to consider the role that could play CSS vis  vis WebCGM ?

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Potential relationships between WebCGM and CSS were studied in some detail 
[1] prior to the WebCGM 2.0 standardization.  This study [1] developed a 
detailed model and showed the technical feasibility for a rich application 
of CSS-like styling to WebCGM.

[1] http://www.cgmopen.org/technical/stylable_cgm_submitted_0324.pdf

Despite the technical feasibility, the WebCGM 2.0 authors and constituents 
agreed that the the principal WebCGM use cases did not justify the cost and 
implementation effort of such a full-featured normative CSS capability in 
WebCGM.  Therefore normative CSS-like style sheets were not further pursued.

Nevertheless, whenever possible, applicable features and characteristics of 
CSS were followed in the design of WebCGM 2.0, especially the new DOM-based 
Style Properties feature.  For example the inheritance model of CSS was 
adapted directly into the Style Properties inheritance model (section 5.4), 
and there are a number of other examples of functionality borrowed 
more-or-less directly from CSS.
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Received on Monday, 13 July 2009 16:10:48 UTC

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