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RE: DSSSL & Interleaf

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 17:14:22 -0800 (PST)
To: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.960115170843.648h-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Mon, 15 Jan 1996, Hakon Lie wrote:
> Brian Behlendorf writes:
>  >  I can't find it), then what is a browser company to do?  While I adore style
>  > sheets as a way to separate structure from presentation, I worry that many
>  > people see it as a solution to the "tag explosion" problem, when in fact it's
>  > just moving the evolution to a different technology.
> 
> You're right. With so many authors on the web, it's unlikely that one
> will ever find the definitive set of stylistic effects. But isn't it
> good to move the battlefield out of HTML?

Only if the new battlefield (style sheets) is friendlier to new weapons. 
Will there be as much complaint about using a (non-standard,
implemented-in-one-browser-only) BLINK construct in style sheets as there was
complaint about using the BLINK tag in HTML?  It seems like style sheets
provide, by nature, more graceful fallbacks - if a style sheet calls for an
unknown font, for example, the browser is free to use something else.  So,
I'm hopeful, at least. 
 
	Brian

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