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Re: Using an XSL Formatter as an XSL-FO Web Browser

From: Nikolai Grigoriev <grig@renderx.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 03:27:36 +0300
Message-ID: <00df01c0961c$f4aea1f0$0a01a8c0@grig>
To: <www-xsl-fo@w3.org>
Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk> writes:

> PassiveTeX does indeed expand some shorthands now. Primarily driven by
> the RenderX test files, actually, as I find them a useful benchmark. I
> really resent having spent the time on it :-}
>
> And I still think that 'font="10pt Helvetica bold"' is horrible in
> anyone's book. Thats not a shorthand, its plain laziness!

Though it was me to scatter shorthands throughout RenderX testcases, 
I 100% agree :-). 'Font' is an incredible mess (second only to 
'background'); I also regret the time we have spent to implement/test it.

>'border-style=solid' I find more comprehensible.

If it is given a single value, it's OK. Then it can be treated as a 
special property that sets default values to 'border-{side}-style' 
stuff. The spec already contains properties that equal another 
property by default - 'border-{side}-color' take their default 
values from 'color'.

However, in CSS 'border-style' can assume multi-token values 
(up to 4 style specifiers). IMHO, this should be dropped.

Regards,
Nikolai
Received on Tuesday, 13 February 2001 19:29:53 GMT

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