Style Sheets (was: RE: Indented <MENU>s)

Fisher Mark <>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 1994 10:55:07 --100
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Subject: Style Sheets (was: RE: Indented <MENU>s)
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Style sheets (as I understand the concept :)) are really needed.  Too much 
discussion in this list has centered around how to get typographical effects 
from a content (not format) oriented language, HTML.  Attaching style sheets 
to documents would allow authors to get their message across in the format 
they intended, while the idea of multiple levels of rendering would let both 
Mosaic/Cello/Viola users and Lynx/linemode users view a document without 
being confused by typographical errors that are now generated in an effort 
to get the typography as correct as the content.  As an old-time UNIX 
nroff/troff user, one of things I enjoyed about those languages was that 
format was separated (at least somewhat) from content by macros -- you 
wanted 5x8 manuals instead of 8.5x11, you changed the macros.  Let's not 
lose the distinction between form and content, but simultaneously let's try 
to find a way to help authors (me included!) get the format they want (at 
least in most cases :().
Mark Fisher                            Thomson Consumer Electronics           Indianapolis, IN

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