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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 Bosak, SunSoft
2550 Garcia Avenue, Mountain View, CA
Received on Thursday, 15 February 1996 15:38:53 UTC

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