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Re: CSS and SGML document formatting

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 1996 11:35:58 -0400
Message-Id: <199604251535.LAA25933@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: bosak@atlantic-83.eng.sun.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org, rieger@bse.de, TFRETER@novell.com, jon.bosak@sun.com
>| CSS is small, it's easy. Anybody can work with, or design something
>| like it. The one thing is is *not* is suitable as a general-purpose
>| stylesheet language for large scale publishing of structured
>| documents.
>Part of the problem in trying to explain the limitations of CSS for
>generic SGML formatting is the lack of real-world examples.  I am
>working (slowly) on a set of typical cases drawn from actual online
>publications to show the kind of functionality that has to be in a
>stylesheet language that can handle the ordinary run of commercial

I can provide an even simpler, though more profound reason, and I will
present it as a koan.

  What does foo.bar mean in CSS?

Received on Thursday, 25 April 1996 11:38:02 UTC

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