Re: An alternative strategy
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jon Bosak)
| I agree that it would be useful to have a dsssl-o version of the
} default HTML 2.0 stylesheet at the back of the CSS1 spec. While no
| such thing exists at present, I did some rooting around and came up
| with something similar that was written, I believe, by James Clark a
} year or so ago. ...
An interesting hint of what it can do. I like the style (LISP is still
my favorite language). I like the natural way it supports, for
instance, arithmetic on indentations and sizes.
I'm a little curious whether it supports anything like the context
selectors in CSS1 (does that "(element (ul li)..." mean an li inside
a ul?). Is the context stacck exposed to the code in the element
descriptions (can you treat it like an a-list or like the environment in
What makes me really nervous about this notation is whether it implies
more than it delivers. Is it really Scheme or does it just use the
notation and allow a few of the operations in specific places?
Of course, the more pressing question is whether anybody is going to
implement it in a common-use browser...
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