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Re: OPINIONS WANTED: regexps in CSS?

From: Eric A. Meyer <emeyer@sr71.lit.cwru.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 09:29:34 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102800b12c4f8f26bc@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
>Of the replies to the list so far, Todd, Braden, Aymeric, Me, Ian, and Carl
>have been in favour of including regexp in CSS2, Eric said he saw no harm,
>Bert, Tim, Stephanos and Steven have replied but not given their view, and
>Victoria has been against it.

   I just want to reiterate (because I'm in a pedantic mood this morning)
that I see no harm SO LONG AS regexps aren't necessary to the construction
of a style sheet, or even particularly important to the same.  If
non-power-users can create perfectly valid and powerful style sheets
without the use of regexps-- if I can do the same things without regexps as
I can with them, albeit in a less compact fashion-- then I'm in favor of
including them.  If not knowing how to construct regexps means that major
or fundamental capabilites are closed off, then I'm against it.

                                   -- EMeyer

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