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- From: "Didier PH Martin" <email@example.com>
- To: "'XML Dev'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 07:57:57 -0500
I read Tim's article in XML.com with interest (Ref:
http://www.xml.com/1999/03/ie5/first-x.xml). Several comments are to the
point, the critic well conducted and exact except one glitch....
At this point in history, there is only one official, approved, stable,
production-quality standard for stylesheets, and it's named Cascading Style
Sheets, or CSS for short. CSS 1 has been around since December 1996, and CSS
2 since May 1998.
The above statement is correct except with its statement beginning "there is
only one official, approved, stable, production-quality standard ". this
statement is inexact. DSSSL is also an official standard (ISO), approved
(internationally), stable (proved it since 2 years), production quality
standard (proved it with several implementations). So, let's put the clock
with the right time this time and redo the sentence with the correct factual
At this point in history, there is two official, approved, stable,
production-quality standards for style sheets:
a) Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS for short. CSS 1 has been around since
December 1996, and CSS 2 since May 1998.
b) Document Style Semantics and Specification Language or DSSSL has been
around since 1996.
IE 5.x implements the former, the latter is available as an add-on.
So, as Tim did for IE5, I'll put a bug image in front of this article's part
Didier PH Martin
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