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Why is CSS not an SGML app?

From: Jay Bazuzi <jbazuzi@neilyoung.async.vt.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 13:42:04 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199605201742.NAA06254@neilyoung.async.vt.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
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Hello,

Apologies if this is a FAQ; I'm new to www-style.  

I understand that CSS was originally meant as a proof-of-concept for
style negotiation and not as someone's idea of the perfect syntax.  It
seems to me, however, that an SGML application would be much more
appropriate.  Style sheets have a very clear structure.  There are
many reasons for using SGML here, including validation, use of
existing SGML tools, and a rigorous and clear syntax specification.

I'm betting that it's way too late now -- MS, Netscape, W3C, and
others have decided to support CSS.  

- -- 
Jay Bazuzi   <jbazuzi@mail.vt.edu>
   http://www.slac.com/~jbazuzi/

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