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Re: source format of the specification

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:05:26 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad1001140905g29ddfa81q44f422b75b897c55@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gabor Szabo <szabgab@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 7:41 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 5:16 AM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am looking for a version of the CSS specification that could
>> be easily parsed by software. I looked at http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/
>> but the closest I could see was the PostScript version.
>> Is the specification written in PostScript or is it written in
>> some other format (eg. Docbook) and then turned into the various formats.
>> Is the original source format available somewhere?
>> regards
>>   Gabor
>> ps. The same for the other specs would be also interesting so if you happen to
>> know about those as well, I'd be happy to get a pointer.
> I'm not sure about 2.1 specifically, but all the CSS3 modules are
> written in HTML, with a postprocessing step to add crossreferences and
> such.
> Check out the html5lib software written by some of the HTMLWG members
> for an easy way to parse HTML documents.
> ~TJ

I have been told that 2.1 is also written in the same way, just with a
slightly modified postprocessor.

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