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Re: [css3-values] attr() function

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 19:17:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0507311916130.31400@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 31 Jul 2005, Orion Adrian wrote:
> > 
> > Short of a full scripting solution, what would you suggest?
> Given the current model that CSS uses there isn't a solution that I can 
> find. It would require some sort of extension mechanism while allowing 
> for conversion functions. UA's would have to allow for plugins to 
> support certain languages.

For interoperability's sake, it seems like you'd want to avoid plugins. 
The idea is that you send a standard markup language over the wire, and 
that anyone with an appopriate UA can view it. Thus, it would seem that if 
a language had specific needs, one could jus specify the conversion 
operator, and any UAs for that language would implement that operator.


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