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Status of XSL and CSS?

From: Bill Wadley <bill@wadley.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 19:56:26 -0500 (CDT)
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9904061856280.13477-100000@wadley.org>

Hello!

I'm wondering what the current thinking is regarding XSL and CSS. I've read
some archived messages by Paul Prescod and Simon St.Laurent
(http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/1999Feb/), but can't tell in
which direction the SVG-WG is looking.

However, CSS (at least CSS1) was created before XML (and therefore slightly
kludgy when it comes to XML?), while XSL was designed for XML and is more
powerful. Why is there a debate? Isn't using XSL self-evident? (Obviously
not, but I'm wondering why :)

Also, how do the "fill*" and "stroke*" properties 
(http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-SVG/painting.html) relate to CSS? I've read
(http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-SVG/attrib.html), and it says, `In general, CSS
properties were used for the following:
   Parameters which are clearly visual in nature and thus lend themselves
   to styling. Examples include all attributes that define how an object is
   "painted" such as fill and stroke colors, linewidths and dash styles.'
Are we hoping to get these properties included in CSS (or XSL)? Is it
possible we will split the property list between a style language and our
drawing language depending on which primitives are supported where? Am I
understanding the issues correctly?

Thanks!

B-)

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