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Re: Constants & Environment Variables

From: Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 01:42:45 -0400
Message-Id: <l03110707b02937d96b2c@[]>
To: marduk <marduk@gte.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
At 5:33 AM -0000 8/27/97, marduk wrote:
>On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, Jordan Reiter wrote:
>> I would like to voice my support for the proposals for the addition of
>> the uses of environmental variables to CSS
>> (http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-css-potential#pgfId=1029312).  It offers a
>> great potential to both authors and users, but users particularly.
>> Rather than having to rely on the application itself to define how
>> various items were rendered, the user would be able to define it using
>> CSS.  And if we want users to begin using CSS themselves on a large
>> scale (rather than only having web authors use it), this is a powerful
>> way to get them involved.
>Most of them appear useful, however what would $DWIDTH/$DHEIGHT be if the
>user were not using a traditional "display"?

If the user were not using a traditional display, then properties such as
WIDTH, HEIGHT, etc. wouldn't be relevant anyway.  Obviously, the advantage
of CSS is that it can be developed media-specific--visual, aural, printing,

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