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Re: DSSSL and WYSIWYG Editing

From: Ian Graham <igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 14:59:56 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199705121859.OAA10266@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
To: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak)
Cc: www-style@w3.org

I am sure this is true evenr for those who do understand and use styles 
-- After all, who would bother with styles when preparing a single page 
flyer for a yard sale (or Web pages for the same).


> <Jon Bosak>
> [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 Monday, 12 May 1997 15:00:31 UTC

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