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RE: New HTML/CSS-based word processor for Windows 95 and NT. LOOKING FOR BETA TESTERS

From: Bjorn E. Backlund <bjorn@cooper.xanthus.se>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 08:04:37 -0100
Message-Id: <97Sep18.102407gmt-0100.28674-1@mimer.upnet.se>
To: "'Todd Fahrnlund'" <fahrner@pobox.com>
Cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>

Hi,
Re: What are the
chances you'll be reworking your code to match the emerging standard.

The whole idea with the project is to promote standard file formats so the answer to you question is yes...

Best,
Bjorn



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From: 	Todd Fahrnlund
Sent: 	Wednesday, September 17, 1997 7:53 PM
To: 	Carl Johan Berglund; Bjorn E. Backlund
Cc: 	www-style@w3.org
Subject: 	Re: New HTML/CSS-based word processor for Windows 95 and NT.  LOOKING FOR BETA TESTERS

Carl Johan Berglund wrote, at 16:30 +0100 on 17.9.97:

> Wouldn't you like to put together a document describing your
> proposed extensions to CSS, so that all of us not using Windows
> can discuss them? I would also like to know how much of CSS
> you have implemented. CSS1? CSS positioning? Printing exten-
> sions?

I agree that this is a very interesting product, and would also be
interested in testing a Mac OS version. One obvious direction for
exploration, I think, would be to make the native format an HTML-based kind
of XML, and have HTML as an output format, with classed DIVs and SPANs
taking over for non-HTML elements.

Extensions to CSS are, perhaps, inevitable to some degree. Where it gets
especially objectionable is when ad-hoc extensions are redundant (and
incompatible) with planned ones. It sounds like some of your printing
extensions are home-grown versions of the W3C working draft. What are the
chances you'll be reworking your code to match the emerging standard?

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