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From "Antonio Gallardo" <agalla...@agssa.net>
Subject Re: [CONTRIB] css engine
Date Sun, 04 Jul 2004 04:10:51 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi dijo:
> BURGHARD √Čric wrote:
>
>> Hi again,
>>
>> I just finished a css engine which we use in our project which can help
>> you
>> to virtualize all your css in a pipeline, and handle browser
>> specificities
>> in a clean way (no more css syntax hacking). Perhaps it could be
>> valuable
>> for others.
>>
>> Here is the description:
>> - it's xml syntax
>> - it has a preprocesseur engine (variables -- string, number, xpath
>> expressions -- and include)
>> - it's browser aware (it's his main purpose)
>> - it's entirely based on xslt (fast enough anyway ;-)
>>
>> Example:
>>
>> <css>
>>   <!-- defines or rules can be put in a separate file and included with
>> include src="some_macros_css.xml" anywhere -->
>>   <define name="color-bg" value="#FF2345"/>
>>   <define name="medium-r" value="2"/>
>>   <define name="width-rp" value="{100 - (2 * $medium-r)}" agent="!
>> ie6"/>
>>   <!-- width on a floated box with relative padding is alway 100 for ie6
>> ??
>> -->
>>   <define name="width-rp" value="100" agent="ie6"/>
>>   <define name="box" left="4pt" right="4pt" top="1pt" bottom="1pt/>
>>
>>   <rule select="#body-container">
>>     <marging value="{@box}"/>
>>     <padding value="{$medium-r}%"/>
>>     <width value="{$width-rp}%"/>
>>     <float value="left"/>
>>   </rule>
>>
>>   <rule select="#body-container li"/>
>>     <margin value="0"/>
>>     <!-- float only on ie5mac ? -->
>>     <float value="left "agent="ie5mac"/>
>>   </rule>
>>
>>   <rule select="#body-container li a>
>>     <padding value="{@box}"/>
>>     <background color="{$color-bg}"/>
>>   </rule>
>>
>>   <rule select="#body-container p" agent="ie6">
>>     <!-- thif f%*#ing browser drive me crazy -->
>>   </rule>
>> </css>
>>
>> I guess i had to use nagoya (mispelled ?) to submit the
>> stylesheets+install
>> proc, but tell me first if it's cocoon or lenya/forrest relevant ?
>
> Nice!!!
>
> I personally don't mind the CSS syntax, but I do agree that with a
> different syntax you lose the ability to apply pipeline tools to it, so
> I think this is a great thing.
>
> I would suggest you put a patch in bugzilla.

+1

Just one thing, nagoya is being replaced by a new machine. Was recomended
to talk about issues.apache.org instead.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo


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