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From (Carlos)
Subject [Patch] [Questions] XSLT, CSS and Browser support
Date Thu, 30 May 2002 17:27:19 GMT
I have a questions related to the skin (downloaded today from

1. I am looking at the Forrest XSLT sources and see the following construct

<xsl:when test="$level=1">
<font color="#0086b2" size="+2" face="verdana, helvetica, sans serif">
<xsl:value-of select="@title"/>
<hr size="1" style="color: #0086b2"/>

Wouldn't  this be best served by creating a special class for either P or
H1? Below is what I had in mind

h1.section1 {
font-size : 1.2em;
font-color : #0086b2;
font-family : verdana, helvetica, "sans serif"

And then leave the template as:

<xsl:when test="$level=1">
<h1 class="section1">
<xsl:value-of select="@title"/>
<hr size="1" style="color: #0086b2"/>

2. The CSS stylesheet uses pixels as a measurement unit. Everywhere I've
read it says that pixels are not a good unit to use because they are
dependent on the monitor size (and the same font will display differently on
Mac and PCs anyway) I've attached a diff file of the CSS stylesheet with all
px measurements changed to em.

3. Has a policy been made in terms of browser support? I would like to see
Forrest supporting CSS compliant browsers only.

Carlos E. Araya
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