History (was: Re: indents)

Jon Bosak wrote:
> [Greg Kostello:]
> | My guess is that the inventors of CSS probably looked at the DSSSL and
> | designed a implementation that was simpler and hence more doable.
> Your guess is incorrect.  The basic architecture of CSS was in place
> before its designers examined DSSSL.  (Which is not to imply that they
> would have designed CSS differently if they had known about DSSSL; CSS
> syntax flows naturally from its design requirements.)

Small correction: we *did* study DSSSL before as well as during the
design of CSS1. I talked to both Sharon and James in person to try to
understand how DSSSL worked as early as August 1994.