Re: Netscape 4.0 press release at their server

Scott E. Preece (preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com)
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 12:37:31 -0500


Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 12:37:31 -0500
Message-Id: <199610161737.MAA04698@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
From: "Scott E. Preece" <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: jonathan@ecn.purdue.edu
CC: taube@isa.de, snowhare@netimages.com, www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: Jonathan L Neuenschwander's message of Wed, 16 Oct 1996 11:02:36
Subject: Re: Netscape 4.0 press release at their server

 From: Jonathan L Neuenschwander <jonathan@ecn.purdue.edu>
| > > I couldn't find 'CSS' used *anywhere* in their press release.
| > 
| > That's true, though.
| 
| I could find no specific mention of CSS either. However, that's apparently 
| not unusual, just try looking back through the archives of someplace like
| C|Net.  CSS is often referred to simply as "style sheets".  (Please note: I
| said it doesn't seem to be uncommon, I did NOT say it was right.  :-)
---

I'd have to agree that it isn't clear from the announcement whether they
intend to support CSS.  On the other hand, CSS is hardly the holy grail
of stylesheet support.  From a content-value-preservation point of view,
it's the separation of content and presentation that's interesting, not
the particular notation used for the stylesheets (which is why
stylesheets were specifically separated out of HTML).

Now, it would certainly make life easier if they do support CSS1, and I
hope they do.  On the other hand, there are a lot of things I'd like to
be able to do that CSS1 doesn't support, and if thtey have an
alternative stylesheet model, I would certainly be interested in
evaluating its capabilities.  I just hope they adopted the STYLE element
and its TYPE attribute as defined in
http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-style...

scott

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