[CSS21] Grammar precludes future XML syntax for CSS

Hello www-style,

4.1.1 Tokenization

  All levels of CSS  level 1, level 2, and any future levels  use the
  same core syntax. This allows UAs to parse (though not completely
  understand) style sheets written in levels of CSS that didn't exist at
  the time the UAs were created.

This would seem to have the side effect of forever precluding a
different syntax for CSS, such as an XML grammar, in all future
versions. Is this the intent? If so, please say so; if not, please
clarify the document so that the intent is clearer.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG

Received on Thursday, 15 September 2005 12:55:09 UTC