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Re: CSS 4?

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 07:51:44 -0700
To: David Latapie <julian27@ifrance.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BBBD38BF.2EEF3%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 10/22/03 10:37 AM, "David Latapie" <julian27@ifrance.com> wrote:

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> On Wednesday 22 October 2003, at 17:45PM, Tantek Çelik wrote:
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>> On 10/22/03 2:06 AM, "David Latapie" <julian27@ifrance.com> wrote:
>> Which do you think is more successful in the market?
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> Isn't W3C pushing for XSL?

W3C is pushing for many standards, some of which overlap in terms of their
uses and applications.  Some overlap is actually a good thing as it allows
the market to pick the a better winner than the politbüro could have.


>> Which do you think is easier to author?
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> Never used XSL, but people around said XSL is awful

Try it yourself to appreciate it and form your own opinion.


>> Which is showing active development (new specs, features being
>> published)?
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> I trust you on that, I thought XLS was active

I'm not sure much is being done on the Excel spreadsheet format (certainly
not at W3C), but presumably that was a typo.

One fairly unscientific analysis is provided by:

<http://googlefight.com/cgi-bin/compare.pl?q1=CSS&q2=XSL&B1=Make+a+fight%21&
compare=1&langue=us>


>> Which is more actively discussed on mailing lists?
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> Alright, I got my anwser :-)
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> Thank you. Now that I5/Mac is gone,

Sad but true.  Everything that has a beginning has an end.

> what are you doing

We do only what we are meant to do.

> (out of possible 
> minor releases)? Safari?

The Safari team and project are in good hands.

Tantek
Received on Thursday, 23 October 2003 10:48:04 GMT

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