New W3C Note: Potential Enhancements to CSS

Chris Lilley (
Sat, 23 Aug 1997 11:24:46 -0700

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Date: Sat, 23 Aug 1997 11:24:46 -0700
From: Chris Lilley <>
Subject: New W3C Note: Potential Enhancements to CSS

Hi again

Thee are a number of potential enhancements to CSS1, most of which are
kinda small for a whole Working Draft to themselves. Some of there are
things that were in the original CSS proposal but were thought a bit
complicated or otherwise didn't make it into CSS1. Others are
enhancements that have been suggested on www-style, or by 
the website authoring community, or bu individual vendors.

A collection of these is now available as a W3C NOTE, to encourage
public discussion and comment; to sort the wheat from the chaff, 
and to find out what the stylesheet using community would like to see
in a future version of CSS.

Two types of discussion are invited:

a) discussion of the functionality - does it give the required control?
Does it scale? Does it meet internationalisation and accessibility
needs? Is it cool? Would you use it?

b) discussion of syntax - are the suggestions in the NOTE good, can 
you think of better ways to express the same meaning?

There is a list of topics in the NOTE, and since these are often
orthogonal to each other I suggest that discussion (preferably 
on use these topic names as subject headings. This
will make it easier for the CSS Working Group to track the discussion
and incorporate public feedback into the next version of CSS.

Those topics are:

     CSS1.0 Cleanup 
     Text Shadows 
     Generated text & counters 
     Filters & Text Effects 
     Multi Column Layout 
     Attribute based addressing 
     Sequential Addressing 
     Constants & environment variables 

And the actual  NOTE is at

... oh and it looks best in a CSS-enabled browser., [ calling in from an internet cafe, I'm on the road this
week and next. Access to email is likely to be sporadic. ]

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