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Re: css as xml?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 15:59:03 -0800
Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: Douglas Livingstone <lists@neuance.net>
Message-Id: <CA7DE570-42D3-11D7-9EFE-000393D9E692@idyllmtn.com>

On Monday, February 17, 2003, at 12:38 PM, Douglas Livingstone wrote:
> One time, I heard someone talking about how they would one day be able 
> to write an HTML document in French, replacing <body> with <corps> and 
> then convert it to "real" HTML with XSLT. But, that poses a problem 
> with CSS, it would still  have to use "body".
> So, how about this?
> 'XCSS 1.0, a reformulation of CSS1/2/3 as an XML 1.0 application'
Why not just write your style rules as XCSS (if you like it) and then 
use XSLT to
convert it to "real" CSS?  That's certainly as doable as writing in 

There's nothing stopping anyone from creating their own XCSS language, 
long as they're okay with converting it to the standard.  As this is 
what you'd have
to do (a conversion) for HTML-fr, I don't see any problem with 
suggesting the same
process for XCSS.

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