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CSS and XSL properties - relationship

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 16:22:41 -0400
Message-Id: <199910142020.QAA16303@hesketh.net>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
I sent a longer version of the message below to XSL-list.  I'm hoping that
folks here will have some opinions/explanations on the relationship between
CSS and XSL, and how their development is proceeding.  It seems like
something of a joint venture, something of two independent organizations
competing hard against each other.


I'd love to see a clear statement of how exactly the relationship between 
CSS and XSL is supposed to work.  Are both still independent ventures?
It seems like it might be easier to develop a core formatting model group,
which then gets expressed through CSS and XSL processing, than to have two
groups working independently, but you never know.

Apart from general statements in the last draft (5/21), regarding the 
use of existing CSS properties as a foundation and  extensions to CSS, 
it isn't real clear (from the outside) how this process works, and 
how it will interoperate with ongoing work on CSS3.

Simon St.Laurent
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