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Re: CSS and SGML document formatting



>| CSS is small, it's easy. Anybody can work with, or design something
>| like it. The one thing is is *not* is suitable as a general-purpose
>| stylesheet language for large scale publishing of structured
>| documents.
> 
>Part of the problem in trying to explain the limitations of CSS for
>generic SGML formatting is the lack of real-world examples.  I am
>working (slowly) on a set of typical cases drawn from actual online
>publications to show the kind of functionality that has to be in a
>stylesheet language that can handle the ordinary run of commercial
>typography.

I can provide an even simpler, though more profound reason, and I will
present it as a koan.

  What does foo.bar mean in CSS?

 


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