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Subject: Re: indentation
From: "Chuck White" <chuck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 12:20:08 -0800
ie5 list indent
Well, I dithered too, because I didn't want to sound like I was flaming you.
There are huge dangers in learning the IE way, so I don't actually disagree
with you at all. I just found it a good tool to learn the syntax with,
especially during the early phases. But I would also want to re-emphasize
your points (and others on this list). IE5 is not in sync with standards, so
Chuck White
Creative Director
ADVANCE Recruitment Advertising, Inc.
author of Internet Explorer 5 Developer's Guide, IDG Books
co-author Mastering XML, Sybex Books

>From: "John E. Simpson" <simpson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: indentation
>Date: Thu, Nov 11, 1999, 10:51 AM

>At 01:02 PM 11/10/1999 -0800, Chuck White wrote:
>>... overall, I'd be careful about warning people against learning the IE5
>>method. It's still a good way to get comfortable with the syntax, and not
>>everybody is a programmer or is comfortable working with the tools most
>>often discussed on this list. XT is my favorite tool, but mostly because I'm
>>a non-programmer and it's relatively easy to use and it follows the spec.
>>But I got my feet wet with IE5 because all I had to do was hit the reload
>>button when I made changes to my style sheet.
>>So while it's important that the distinction between the emerging standard
>>and the IE5 namespace is made, I still look at IE5 as a fairly decent
>>learning tool, if nothing else.
>Of course you're right. Someone might opt to use IE5 for any of a dozen 
>reasons, none of which I'm in a position to argue with -- including the 
>excellent reason you cite.
>In my post to which the above was a reply, I actually dithered quite a bit 
>over the wording: didn't want to tell someone NOT to use IE5, but also 
>wanted them (if they chose it) to do so with open eyes. Obviously could've 
>afforded to dither for a few seconds more. :)
>Thanks for the clarification, Chuck.
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