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RE: New Working Draft published: CSS3 module: Color

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 18:49:38 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB50102A53E@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
> From:	firespring [SMTP:firespring@nfx.net]
> From this one lone author's point of view, yes. But since CSS is becoming
> bloatware anyway, apparently more embedded inconsistency makes no
> difference
	[DJW:]  This is the normal natural history of a standard:
	complex, all purpose, difficult to learn and implement
	software --> Lean and mean innovation --> Popularity -->
	Standardisation --> complex, all purpose difficult to learn
	and implement software. --> ?

	To some extent one can add expensive to the start and end 
	points, but there are some caveats in this case.

> list-lurker out here in the real world (i.e., the world that has been 
> has gone WAY beyond trying to separate style from content and is instead
> trying to develop a new UA-based graphics language. Sad.
	Unfortunately, the real world doesn't care for medium
	independence or separaration of form from content.  They
	want a powerful and predictable graphics language for which
	they can rely on their being an interpreter pre-installed
	on nearly every desktop computer sold.  Short term 
	PDF and medium term SVG probably better reflect what they
	want to do (although SVG is not self contained) except that
	they are not guaranteed to be pre-installed.

PS Your email is still broken:
	   " 550 <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>... We don't accept mail from
	After you emailed me for details last time (how did you expect me to
	I posted a URL containing the full bounces.  I think you may be
	all of .co.uk.

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