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Re: The concept of cascading

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 22:04:56 -0400
Message-ID: <33655748.81C442AE@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
CC: www-style@w3.org
David Perrell wrote:
> Perhaps I'm all wet, but I don't see site maintenance being
> torrentially anarchized by cascading stylesheets. I was referring to
> documents styled for the department from which they're generated, not
> on-the-fly-customized for the requestor. Control over appearance is
> gained with a few centrally-controlled stylesheets, not lost. As for
> specifying stylesheets and elements based on parameters, that's getting
> pretty trivial using server-side scripting such as ASP. Though not
> necessary with SS-scripting, using external cascading stylesheets could
> still simplify maintenance.

I don't understand the benefit of cascading over parameterization. With
parameterization the person in the central design office says exactly
what can be changed and the departments supply "stubs" that do the
changing. With the cascade, they can change whatever they feel like.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Monday, 28 April 1997 22:13:59 UTC

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