to follow up on what Dave Raggett said:
> I guess we could extend AXES to support this. The question then is
                          AXIS -- No?

> what syntax?  Space separated lists are conventional in SGML, but
> this presupposes the list items are single words. I would prefer to
> use a comma as the delimiter in this case to give authors more
> flexibility in choosing axis names, the motivation being the ability
> to use the axis name in "explanations" of the table structure.

We could stick to the space-separated list of lexical atoms and if
we want to put in long equivalents we use Jason's XML dictionary
format (e.g.) in foreign-language fragments like the STYLE
definitions in the HEAD of a page.  Or maybe this is even legal
CSS to apply optional expansions in some CSS2 utilities that
higher-level stylesheets can exploit.

-- Al

Received on Thursday, 16 October 1997 09:24:15 UTC