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   Re: Why I dislike CSS

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  • From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
  • To: Daniel.Veillard@w3.org
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 09:36:02 +0100 (BST)

Daniel Veillard writes:
 >   I don't know XMetal, but I'm sure Ma and Pa don't want to see any
 > angle braket, be able to save what they edit and look at it *nearly*
 > identical to what they just see before pressing the Save button in
 > their WYSIWYG editor.

you should look at XMetal. the style interface has no <> in sight, I
promise. your browser is used for preview of the result

 >   Maybe this XSLFO/CSS bashing should came to an end. Both specs target
 > different communities, both have their strong points and weaknesses
 > depending on what they are targetted for. 

Surely this is just the point at issue? It plainly is not clear, from the
discussion, what these different communities are. Many people seem to
regard XSL FO as covering more or less the same area as CSS; for
myself, I want high-end typesetting, and am `happy'  to use HTML+CSS
on the Web, but I suspect I am unusual.


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