Hi Simon. You are quite right, I could use XML+CSS, and while it might be a more accurate expression of my data, it really doesn't get me any further forward at all in terms of formating that using DIVs/SPANs+CSS... I just move from relying on DIV as a block element to specifying display: block; etc. So what one is left with is radical overengineering, ie., having a whole raft of CSS spec to reinvent the wheel of all your basic FOs... I still don't see this as an easy option. I have played with XML+CSS in IE5, and while it's useful with maybe IE5 behaviours for producing "widgets" (I produced a collapsable navigation menu, from XML data), I'm not overly enamoured at the prospect of complex rendering using this approach. I appreciate others may differ, but I'm sure that print designers wont like being told XML+CSS is the solution they should adopt. Cheers Guy. xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on 02/11/99 05:18:03 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx cc: (bcc: Guy Murphy/UK/MAID) Subject: RE: Venting At 10:42 AM 2/11/99 +0000, Guy Murphy wrote: >CSS is easier than FOs, but the equation in one of CSS+HTML, which even at >a simple level I would suggest is not, and if one where to take exception >to that I would suggest that expressing pagination in CSS+HTML is not >simpler. You're arguements don't even begin to address the needs of our >brothers in print design, they wont be impressed by your suggestion that >they should use CSS+HTML. What is this 'equation is one of CSS+HTML'? You don't need to use HTML with CSS - you can use it directly with XML, as is done in IE5 and Netscape's Gecko. See the CSS2 spec for info on using CSS with XML, or the MS/NS docs for their browser pre-releases. Simon St.Laurent XML: A Primer / Building XML Applications (April) Sharing Bandwidth / Cookies http://www.simonstl.com XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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