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Re: The concept of cascading

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 14:55:52 -0700
Message-Id: <199704302159.OAA26809@iceland.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Jon Bosak" <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>, <www-style@w3.org>
Jon Bosak wrote:
> ... most people would rather have the enforcement come
> from the machine.  I'm speaking from direct experience of how
> publishing works in large corporations and the kinds of policies that
> have to be put in place in the absence of software support for
> enforcing stylistic consistency.

Be they cascading or parameterized, stylesheets can be kept under
central control. But can a stylesheet be an enforcement mechanism? I
thought external stylesheets were about convenience and efficiency.
Without the cooperation of authors, no stylesheet will "enforce"
stylistic consistency. But with cooperation, they will "facilitate" it.

David Perrell
Received on Wednesday, 30 April 1997 17:59:39 UTC

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