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Re: source format of the specification

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 07:41:47 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad1001140541w7ca4e39cge896f81cf4bde1d8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gabor Szabo <szabgab@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 5:16 AM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am looking for a version of the CSS specification that could
> be easily parsed by software. I looked at http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/
> but the closest I could see was the PostScript version.
> Is the specification written in PostScript or is it written in
> some other format (eg. Docbook) and then turned into the various formats.
>
> Is the original source format available somewhere?
>
> regards
>   Gabor
> ps. The same for the other specs would be also interesting so if you happen to
> know about those as well, I'd be happy to get a pointer.

I'm not sure about 2.1 specifically, but all the CSS3 modules are
written in HTML, with a postprocessing step to add crossreferences and
such.

Check out the html5lib software written by some of the HTMLWG members
for an easy way to parse HTML documents.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 14 January 2010 13:42:35 GMT

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