Re: SGML macros using DSSSL expressions

BearHeart / Bill Weinman (bearheart@bearnet.com)
Sun, 25 Feb 1996 19:57:55 -0600


Message-Id: <2.2.32.19960226015755.00763e28@204.145.225.20>
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 19:57:55 -0600
To: Erik Aronesty <erik@inch.com>
From: BearHeart / Bill Weinman <bearheart@bearnet.com>
Subject: Re: SGML macros using DSSSL expressions
Cc: connolly@beach.w3.org, www-html@w3.org

At 02:18 am 2/25/96 -0500, Erik Aronesty spake:
>the deviation into c-style syntax is the work of self serving programmers
>who are paid too well to have the language remain simple.

   Your resentment of professional programmers is noted. 

>We should focus on what the people and the industries want.

   Obviously, your definition of "people" does not include programmers. 

>maybe i'm mad...but the CSS syntax is bad enough.  

   If by "mad" you mean "angry", I think you are. 

   I am one of those programmers who would like macros and conditionals 
in HTML.  It would make my job easier and save my clients money.  Your 
implication that it would do the opposite, and that I would *like* the 
opposite, is naive and insulting. 

   Personally, I think Dan's thoughts on the subject have merit and 
I would like to see some work proceed on it.  


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