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RE: CaScadeS, a stylesheet editor for Mozilla/Netscape Composer

From: Manos Batsis <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 10:28:51 +0300
Message-ID: <E657D8576967CF448D6AF22CB42DD2690FF25F@ermhs.Athens.BrokerSystems.gr>
To: "Daniel Glazman" <glazman@netscape.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

Looks good! I wish we could try it out; would probably give better
feedback if able to play with it. In general, I am only considered about
productivity; although a visual tool is helpful and usually error/typo
proof, I wouldn't use it if typing was more convenient :-)

1) I see the interface provides for 3 tabs per selector: General, Text
and Background. How about Box(borders, margins, padding etc),
Display/Lists/Floats, Positioning, Media etc? Also, I believe Font and
Text are two different categories.

2) How about the ability for free typing in the General tab?

3) Does this support inline style attributes? 

4) The ability to produce shorthand properties and the ordering of
selectors and rules in the result CSS document?

5) SVG CSS is a subject of it's own. I would suggest an SVG mode with
re-ordering/grouping of CSS properties (If CSS is to be supported)

6) In general, some user defined extensibility (via XML/RDF config
files?) for setting user defined properties or templates or even wizards
(or a way to make them) would really satisfy power users; I bet most of
us would give our work back to you.

7) OT: I got jealous. Does all this involve XUL? Do I have to know C to
start playing with Mozilla modules?

Thanks for listening,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Glazman [mailto:glazman@netscape.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 2:28 PM
> To: 'www-style@w3.org'
> Subject: CaScadeS, a stylesheet editor for Mozilla/Netscape Composer
> Hi there,
> I have started the implementation of a stylesheet editor for Composer,
> the content editor in Mozilla and Netscape. This work in progress is
> covered by Bugzilla's entry 17533 [1].
> I plan to release in a close future a downloadable component for
> Mozilla and Netscape (in our jargon, an XPI) that will add the
> stylesheet editor to an installed version of Composer.
> Important : versions of Mozilla older than 05-april-2002 will not
> work well with this add-on.
> You can see a "non-interactive demo" of CaScadeS at the following
> URL [2]. Bookmark it if you want to keep an eye on this work.
> Last point, you'll find a higher image of the whole CSS work done in
> Composer at [3].
> [1] http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17533
> [2] http://daniel.glazman.free.fr/CaScadeS/
> [3] http://www.mozilla.org/editor/adding-css-to-editor.html
> </Daniel>
Received on Thursday, 25 April 2002 03:29:00 UTC

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