Re: CSS and SGML document formatting -Reply
>| What I would want as both an implementor and a web author is some style
>| sheet language which fit naturally within the syntax of HTML. I would
>| probably not be happy with DSSSL having a lisp syntax (although I
>| haven't any problems with it myself). Why can't a style sheet look more
>| <STYLE CLASS=ABSTRACT.PARAGRAPH
>| SPACE-BEFORE="10 POINTS"
>| SPACE-AFTER="20 POINTS"
>| START-INDENT="5 EN"
>| What is the necessity to set the style declarations off in something
>| which requires a separate lexer and parser? You could still store
>| the entire style sheet in a URL and load it once per. set of pages
>| which use the particular style sheet.
>That's a question I wondered about, too. Why not just create a
>DTD for stylesheets, like
This is precisely what DynaText does. A simple example (Jon has
already shown one).
<font-family> helvetica </>
<font-weight> m </>
<font-slant> r </>
<font-size> 12 </>
<foreground> black </>
<left-indent> 10 </>
<right-indent> 12 </>
<line-spacing> 14 </>
This is another of the problems I have with CSS. While I like the idea
of a simple, easy to use stylesheet language, I cannot understand why
it is necessary