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RE: OPINIONS WANTED: regexps in CSS?

From: Sho Kuwamoto <sho@macromedia.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 12:47:02 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199803111753.JAA13317@phoebe.macromedia.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
I'm not a browser author, but I wrote the CSS parser and
renderer for Dreamweaver. If regexp becomes part of the
CSS spec, I don't imagine that we would support it for
some time.

Adding complexity to CSS means that vendor compliance
will become worse than it already is. I believe that this would
hurt CSS more than it would help.

-Sho
--
sho@macromedia.com
Senior Software Engineer
Macromedia Dreamweaver

At 02:13 AM 3/11/98 -0500, Braden N. McDaniel wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org]On
>> Behalf Of Frank Boumphrey
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 1998 1:37 AM
>> To: Ian Hickson; Bert Bos; www-style@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: OPINIONS WANTED: regexps in CSS?
>
>> This discussion has centered on the user, but remember the developer.
>> One of the nice things in the XML spec was that it was stated
>> "It shall be easy to write programs for XML"
>>
>> If regexp  becomes part of the CSS specification, then a whole new layer
>of
>> complexity is added to any program that is written for the standard, and
>> automatically it means that only those companies that have the resources
>can
>> support them. That means that prices go up etc. etc.
>
>Of course this is a very important point... So how about it? Can we hear
>from some browser developers on this?
>
>Braden
> 
Received on Wednesday, 11 March 1998 13:47:38 GMT

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