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Re: [CSS21] Grammar precludes future XML syntax for CSS

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-www-style@farside.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 20:49:32 +0100
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050916194932.GB32282@lorenz.farside.org.uk>

On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 07:35:27PM +0200, Chris Lilley wrote:
> [...] CSS level 7 could not use XML syntax, for
> example. Is that a deliberate design decision or an oversight?

I think it could be argued that a reformulation of CSS based on a different
syntax (e.g. XML, binary, whatever) would result in something that was not
CSS, in the same way that XHTML1 - a reformulation of HTML4's semantics in
XML - is not HTML.

Regards,
Malcolm
Received on Friday, 16 September 2005 19:50:22 UTC

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