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Re: What is missing in CSS?

From: Thomas O'Connor <me@ocoth.id.au>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 20:49:23 +1100
Message-ID: <41EE2D23.80001@ocoth.id.au>
To: www-style@w3.org

I do understand where you are coming from, as I have at times thought it would be good to have calculations possible and advanced scripting functions, however I doubt whether it is required or desired, as not only will it vastly complicate CSS but also I could see a huge number of issues arising relating to browser compatibility and implementation.  I think most designs can be achieved if the current CSS recommendations were fully implemented and are fully understood.  Of course, I am sure you can find examples of situations where designs must be modified to be able to be implemented. but everything will never be achievable.

Thomas O'Connor

Slalomsk8er@solnet.ch wrote:
>>I think constants, variables, and simpledecision-making
>>structurescould be useful, but there is a lot ofopposition toward
>>making CSS more complex--especially when desired functionality can
>>be achieved through existing scripting capabilities (even though
>>they are more likely to be disabled by users). The scripting
>>context would doubtless concern some people.
> This is a good point.
> But on what side do we want the complexety?
>     1. What was it with those statements in the new CSS again (see 
> w3c and read the spec)
>     2. How many div and span will I need for this effect or is it 
> impossible?
> What do you hate less? (As a WebPROGRAMMER vote for 1. but priority 
> is for implementing + - * / operations)
>>The scripting context would doubtless concern some people.
> ? For me CSS is cripting style!
> And I would realy like it to be more advanced, as I like the concept 
> of it but hate it if things go like, if I don't get it right in the 
> next hour I place all in Tables.
> Thanks, Dominik Riva
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