Re: Sentence MarkUp

kitblake (kitblake@gig.nl)
Fri, 28 Jul 1995 10:23:37 +0100


Message-Id: <9507280823.AA22736@waterloo.gig.nl>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 1995 10:23:37 +0100
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: kitblake@gig.nl (kitblake)
Subject: Re: Sentence MarkUp

Paul Prescod wrote:
>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.


May I suggest that this sub-subset up the ante a bit, and add more
functionality than is presently possible with Netscape HTML. These could be
mainly cosmetic things. This would provide a reason for users and browsers
to migrate towards style sheets.

kitblake