Subject: Re: HTML & CSS
From: "Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 1998 11:41:19 -0500

> From: John Cornellier [mailto:cornelli -at- CLAMART -dot- SRPC -dot- SLB -dot- COM]
> Isn't CSS an idea whose time has come? Good DTP uses styles, and not
> character formatting, right?

HTML ain't DTP.
But that only makes CSS a better idea. Messing with all the font settings
everywhere in a document is a pain. Doing it once per document or per site
makes much more sense.

> If it isn't being implemented, why not? Because it's too easy
> to create
> template docs in the HTML generator tools? Lack of support
> for CSS in HTML
> editors? People aren't willing to invest the time in the
> long-term benefits
> of CSS in a fast-changing environment? Has anyone considered
> CSS and opted
> not to implement?

Yes. Because of browser issues. I would much rather use CSS than mess with
formatting everywhere. But in order to use CSS, I'd have to jump through all
kinds of hoops to deal with the different browsers. As far as I'm concerned,
neither of the big two browsers support CSS for Internet use. They each
support some cute CSS-like games you can play on single-browser intranets if
you have the time for that sort of thing. I don't have time to do everything
three different ways (one for new Netscape, one for new Internet Explorer,
one for old everything) so I don't use CSS at this point. I will be
delighted to use it when it becomes available.

mike -dot- huber -at- software -dot- rockwell -dot- com
nax -at- execpc -dot- com

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