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History (was: Re: indents)

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 23:39:54 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <3357EA2A.33A8@w3.org>
Jon Bosak wrote:
> 
> [Greg Kostello:]
> | My guess is that the inventors of CSS probably looked at the DSSSL and
> | designed a implementation that was simpler and hence more doable.
> 
> Your guess is incorrect.  The basic architecture of CSS was in place
> before its designers examined DSSSL.  (Which is not to imply that they
> would have designed CSS differently if they had known about DSSSL; CSS
> syntax flows naturally from its design requirements.)

Small correction: we *did* study DSSSL before as well as during the
design of CSS1. I talked to both Sharon and James in person to try to
understand how DSSSL worked as early as August 1994.



Bert
Received on Friday, 18 April 1997 17:40:11 GMT

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