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RE: Positioning HTML Elements with Cascading Style Sheets

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 14:30:57 -0500
Message-Id: <199702041930.OAA07842@nathaniel.ebt>
To: cwilso@MICROSOFT.com
CC: www-style@w3.org, bosak@atlantic-83.eng.sun.com
>The general question of whether it's ever necessary to provide text
>processing at the client is a very good one.  You could argue that all
>program functions should live on the server and that the client should
>never see anything but simple style declarations.  (Our hardware
>people like this view a lot. :-) I won't argue this here, but I will
>point out that if all the processing takes place on the server, then
>you don't need stylesheets as separate entities -- if the server is
>generating the output on the fly, it's not significantly harder to
>embed style directives in individual start tags than it is to
>synthesize a stylesheet for a given document.  I tried to point this
>out last year, but I think that most people don't want to hear it.

I should note that DynaWeb can, in fact, do just this. I could send
out HTML, XML, LISP, or even RTF if I wanted to...
Received on Tuesday, 4 February 1997 14:32:31 UTC

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