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Re: CSS Futures

From: Kelly <lightsolphoenix@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 13:53:11 -0400
To: James Elmore <James.Elmore@cox.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200707031353.12298.lightsolphoenix@gmail.com>

On Tuesday, July 03, 2007 1:26 am James Elmore wrote:
> WHAT IS DISPLAYED: HTML / XHTML documents may contain text, images, media,
> and active objects (such as applets and JavaScript). I believe that the
> ability to display data (lists, tables, 3-D data sets, graphs of data,
> etc.) is missing from this group. CSS needs tools to help format and
> display sets of data. Lists and tables are a start, but are simply too
> little to provide display and formatting of data sets. Perhaps data can be
> automatically formatted into graphs or charts. (I have seen this trick done
> with scripts and SVG, but some simple formatting controls in CSS would be
> better.) 3-D data might have a 2-D slice displayed with controls to move
> the view through the data set, by stepping, rotating in different
> directions, etc.

Graphs are probably best done as an extension library to HTML/XHTML, since IMO 
they have the same use case conditions as MathML (useless to most people, but 
very useful to the group that requires them).

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