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RE: Initial Draft --Cascaded Speech Style Sheets

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.eng.sun.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 12:38:00 -0800
Message-Id: <199602152038.MAA00627@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: cwilso@microsoft.com
Cc: gtn@ebt.com, www-style@w3.org
> Doing this by tag explosion would be fine, *IF* I could easily
> extend the DTD the user agent is using (e.g., if we were all using
> SGML browsers instead of HTML-only browsers).  However, before you
> take this as a vote for SGML browsers over HTML browsers, I do feel
> that the focus on HTML has allowed us (the Web community) to establish
> a ubiquitous baseline functionality that would be difficult if
> everyone's approach had been SGML==>some dynamic DTD==>Stylesheet
> hooks==>presentation from the beginning.  Wrapping a
> more-or-less-stable DTD and the stylistic properties applied to
> elements in that DTD into one (easier-to-implement) package has
> allowed HTML the glory of driving Internet publishing to incredible
> heights.

Great.  So now that we've established a ubiquitous baseline
functionality, can we turn our attention to developing approaches that
will scale into the future?  If not now, when?

Jon

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Jon Bosak, SunSoft
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Received on Thursday, 15 February 1996 15:38:53 GMT

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