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Re: Dreams aloud

From: Justin Wood <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 01:37:42 -0400
Message-ID: <40E10026.8020708@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
To: Orion Adrian <oadrian@hotmail.com>, W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>

I was asked to send this to the list, was sent to me by accident

~Justin Wood

Orion Adrian wrote:

> Actually, I've found that the lack of structure has made CSS much 
> harder to write. I equate this to writing VBA stuff for MS Word. 
> Rather than have multiple methods taking the different types of 
> parameters, it had one method that would handle all contingencies and 
> the user had to look up the method every time to see what parameters 
> had to be set when in what situations. It's truly a nightmare.
> This is how I feel when trying to code for CSS. I can never remember 
> what properties are available when. It's also not helpful that the CSS 
> documentation is not presented in such a way as to make this easy to 
> remember.
> CSS 2 has a fairly simple, yet incosistent grammar, and unfortunately 
> its lack of structure makes it hard to code (i.e. language structure 
> only exists to help people memorize it, as structure helps 
> memorization and comprehension).
> Perhaps we need to start looking at introducing more structure into 
> CSS and revise the syntax, be it another language or not.
> Orion Adrian
Received on Tuesday, 29 June 2004 01:39:11 UTC

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