cocoon-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Miles Elam <>
Subject Re: XMLCSS
Date Wed, 24 Nov 2004 20:29:48 GMT
Most browsers are moving toward better and better W3C spec compliance.  
The notable holdout  by a certain large software company can be 
mitigated with the use of Dean Edwards's IE7 code.

It's still in development, but no more so than the code suggested here. 
  The advantage to using the above is that standard CSS authoring is 
encouraged without extensive hacks or translations.  I think standard 
CSS authoring is the key.  Translating to XML for conditional 
processing is IMHO a step in the wrong direction.  You almost guarantee 
that you will be the only one who can ever write CSS for your site.

- Miles Elam

P.S.  I can't hurt that because of the extra client-side processing, 
other browsers will seem faster than IE.  Not that I would ever want to 
sabotage IE performance to prove a point.  No.  Never.  ;-)

On Nov 24, 2004, at 8:16 AM, Jean Pierre LeJacq wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>> Le 24 nov. 04, à 15:46, BURGHARD Éric a écrit :
>>> xmlcss file is writen like that:
>>> <css>
>>>  <rule select=".myclass">
>>>    <padding value="0"/>
>>>    <margin top="10px/>
>>>  </rule>
>>> </css>....
>> The problem might be getting people to write CSS in XML. The
>> native CSS syntax is so much more comfortable to write.
> Cross browser support for CSS is such that hacks are almost always
> required for non-trivial use of CSS.  Probably the simplest example
> is the use of non-standard box model that IE 5.5 and below use.
> These hacks generally use known CSS parser errors in the various
> browsers involving among other things white space and comments.
> I don't quite see how these hacks could be implemented in your
> proposal.

To unsubscribe, e-mail:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message