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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [CONTRIB] css engine
Date Sat, 03 Jul 2004 16:37:29 GMT
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.

-- 
Stefano.


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