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RE: DSSSL and WYSIWYG Editing

From: Adam Bosworth <adamb@microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 17:29:04 -0700
Message-ID: <D1842F5F197CCF118EC808002BB6919A036D9B45@RED-91-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM'" <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>, dssslist@mulberrytech.com, www-style@w3.org
As usual, Mr Bosak has said far more concisely than I what we both
believe.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
> [SMTP:bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM]
> Sent:	Sunday, May 11, 1997 5:06 PM
> To:	dssslist@mulberrytech.com; www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	RE: DSSSL and WYSIWYG Editing
> 
> [Adam Bosworth:]
> 
> | 90% of Word users don't use styles because it requires a top down
> | systemic model for authoring that doesn't come naturally to them.
> 
> Right.  I am as rabid a stylesheet advocate as anyone in the world,
> but I believe that this approach is not for the great majority of
> users.  I believe that the construction of stylesheets is for advanced
> users and professional designers.  The reason that this relatively
> small group of people is worth pursuing is because they historically
> have been and (I believe) will be responsible for the production of
> the great majority of pages, if not by themselves personally then by
> workers who are constrained by organizational policy to work with the
> typographical treatments that the designers create.  There is nothing
> new about this.
> 
> Ultimately it may not be the ability of end-user tools to support the
> creation of stylesheets that matters, but their ability to process the
> stylesheets that they are given.
> 
> Jon
Received on Sunday, 11 May 1997 20:29:32 GMT

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