Comments on CSS, Level 1, 23-Nov-95
(1) Abbreviate section "Containment in HTML" to "See draft-ietf-
html-style-00.txt". In particular, don't include an example which
is "sure to be obsolete".
(2) Move Pseudo-Elements to level 2.
(3) Move Context Senstivity section to level 2 document only.
(4) Comments section - change "two dashes" to "two hyphens (ASCII 0x2D)"
(5) CSS1 ambitions - remove drop-cap example
(6) The Cascade - move "@import" to level 2
(7) Important and Legal - move to level 2
(8) Multi-column layout - move to level 2
(9) CSS1 properties - "an ASCII-based UA ini a monochrome environment
is not able to honor color values" ?? What does ASCII have to do
(10) Fonts - "there exists no well-defined and widely accepted taxonomy
for classifying fonts". I guess you haven't seen the PANOSE system
nor have noticed that both Microsoft and IBM employ it in their font
(11) Under font-size, what does a "VR scene" have to do with HTML? Are
you confusing HTML with VRML perhaps?
(12) bg-light-source - move to level 2 (please don't propose new and
exciting but unimplemented properties for level 1!)
(13) text-spacing - change to text-set-width or break out into separate
properties for specifying opt/min/max word space and opt/min/max letter
(14) text-decoration - move box, shadowbox, box3d, and cartouche to level 2.
(15) text-position - change to baseline-offset.
(16) text-transform - change to glyph-substitution; add small-caps
(17) text-effect - move to level 2
(18) alternate properties - move to level 2
(19) Frames - change to "Borders", consider moving to level 2
(20) magnification - move to level 2
(21) aliases - remove; there is no need for alternative spellings of
keywords; it just makes people confused
(22) Formal grammar needs revision to eliminate level 2 productions
In general, you should move to level 2 any properties which aren't currently
found in commonplace use in existing Web Viewer/Browser technology. Try
to make level 1 conform as much as possible to actual existing practice
rather than what you (and perhaps I) might prefer it to be today.