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CSS in XML format ?

From: Patrick Andries <pandries@iti.qc.ca>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 19:43:15 -0700
Message-ID: <04f901c2294d$dfadb8c0$2677c818@Patrick2650>
To: <www-style@w3.org>

----- Message d'origine -----
De: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
 > It's a matter of what the goal is.  If the goal is to have a syntax that
> can be easily processed via XSLT, then the syntax needs changing. If the
> goal is to have a syntax that is human-readable and
> human-understandable, then the syntax should stay as-is.
 I agree with this diagnosis.
 > IMO, the situation is comparable the that of (La)TeX and MathML, where
> there there are two formats -- one that is usable by humans and one that
> is meant to be machine-generated.  In a similar vein, we have CSS and
> XSL-FO.  Introducing yet a third way to style documents seems
> unnecessary.
 One problem is that browsers only support one format (and incidentally
XSL-FO lack selectors, that is left to XSLT), so only the human-readable
aspect is cared for dealing with documents written for browsers.
P. Andries
Received on Thursday, 11 July 2002 22:43:16 UTC

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