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Re: Controling structure with CSS

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 15:42:26 -0700
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BCA5AF1F.3C09C%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 4/15/04 11:08 PM, "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> 
>> a quick question: would it make sense to allow authors to rearrange the
>> structure of a document wit CSS?
> 
> No.  That would mean it was trying to do everything.

Depending on how you interpret it, your statement is equivalent to saying it
is wrong to do everything with XML or with UNICODE for that matter.

> XLST is intended
> for this sort of situation.

This statement has two fundamental philosophical flaws.

1. The "one-tech" blinders.  Just because there is one technology to do
something doesn't mean there shouldn't be another.

2. The fact that complex solutions beg for simpler solutions.

Tantek
Received on Friday, 16 April 2004 18:42:23 GMT

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