Re: DSSSL and WYSIWYG Editing
I am sure this is true evenr for those who do understand and use styles
-- After all, who would bother with styles when preparing a single page
flyer for a yard sale (or Web pages for the same).
> <Jon Bosak>
> [Adam Bosworth:]
> | 90% of Word users don't use styles because it requires a top down
> | systemic model for authoring that doesn't come naturally to them.
> Right. I am as rabid a stylesheet advocate as anyone in the world,
> but I believe that this approach is not for the great majority of
> users. I believe that the construction of stylesheets is for advanced
> users and professional designers. The reason that this relatively
> small group of people is worth pursuing is because they historically
> have been and (I believe) will be responsible for the production of
> the great majority of pages, if not by themselves personally then by
> workers who are constrained by organizational policy to work with the
> typographical treatments that the designers create. There is nothing
> new about this.
> Ultimately it may not be the ability of end-user tools to support the
> creation of stylesheets that matters, but their ability to process the
> stylesheets that they are given.