Re: Sentence MarkUp

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Thu, 27 Jul 1995 14:04:25 -0400


Message-Id: <199507271755.NAA03367@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995 14:04:25 -0400
To: bsittler@prism.nmt.edu (Benjamin C. W. Sittler), www-html@w3.org
From: papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca (Paul Prescod)
Subject: Re: Sentence MarkUp

At 09:36 AM 7/27/95 -0600, Benjamin C. W. Sittler wrote:
>In some ways, short-term (CSS) and long-term (DSSSL) stylesheet
>initiatives are already underway. 

CSS is what I would call "medium-term."  It is going to be non-trivial to
implement.  The subset I am talking about _would_ be trivial to implement.
It isn't much more than Mosaic and Netscape already allow in prefs or
.xresources.  I suppose it is a little sad that we have to subset a subset,
but that is the state of the world we live in. =)

Furthermore CSS is in a massive state of flux, as well it should be.  I
don't think it should be hurried by short-term thinkers who need green text
_today_.  But if we wait much longer I think we jepordize our forward
momentum.  HTML 3 wasn't created in one shot.  Perhaps nobody would have
implemented it if it were.

 Paul Prescod

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Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.uwaterloo.ca)