Re: Venting

Subject: Re: Venting
From: Marcus Carr <mrc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 13:33:53 +1100
Ed Nixon wrote:

> Are you trying to provoke? I think you should sit back and give your head a shake.
> We're all here, more or less, because this technology allows us to call things what they *are*.
> A 'margin note' is a margin note not 'linked content'. A person's needs are a person's needs. Let it be.

I think you're going in a bit hard - how many DTDs have you seen with a <margin-note> element? Those who
survived FOSI (and have the T-shirt to prove it) would acknowledge that it doesn't matter how much
complexity you allow in the definition, the implementation is only going to support what the application
developers feel is "realistic". While I believe that there are some deficiencies in CSS, I still remember
the sound of FOSI belly-flopping due to top-heaviness.

Soon we'll need a system declaration to figure out who's supporting which part of XSL.


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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