Re: SGML macros using DSSSL expressions

Stephen Turner (
Mon, 26 Feb 1996 11:03:51 +0000 (GMT)

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From: Stephen Turner <>
Subject: Re: SGML macros using DSSSL expressions
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996 11:03:51 +0000 (GMT)

Erik Aronesty wrote:
-> for an excellent working example of a macro language see
-> personally i feel that the syntax of HTML was a key to the success of the web
-> and that the deviation into c-style syntax is the work of self serving programmers
-> who are paid too well to have the language remain simple.
-> microsofts use of font face and size...along with other simple tags are enough for
-> 95% of the people.  We should focus on what the people and the industries want.
-> maybe i'm mad...but the CSS syntax is bad enough.  

This is silly. As with CSS, the extra options would be there for those who
want to use them; other people can carry on in the same way as before.

Stephen R. E. Turner
  Stochastic Networks Group, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge
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