Re: Cascading Style Sheets 1

Hakon Lie (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 12:59:21 +0100 (MET)

Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 12:59:21 +0100 (MET)
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Cc: Gordon Blackstock <>,
Subject: Re: Cascading Style Sheets 1
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From: Hakon Lie <>

James Corban writes:

 > "JavaScript style sheets give you all the control of CSS1 - made more
 > dynamic with programmatic control of attributes."

But don't forget [1]:

  "Navigator 4.0 supports two versions of style sheets: Cascading Style
   Sheets (CSS1) and JavaScript Style Sheets (JSSS)."

As can be seen from [2], JSSS is a way of setting CSS properties from
a scripting language. W3C is working to ensure that there will be a
common interface to CSS properties no matter what your favorite
scripting language is.


By setting properties from a scripting language, you can dynamically
modify property values. The downside is that your document may be less
interoperable: they require browser support for both the CSS
properties and the scripting language of your choice.

A good solution to this is to encode your static property values (most
of them are static) in CSS and use a scripting language for the
dynamic parts.



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