Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 9 Sep 2010, at 21:18, Martin Holmes wrote:
>> My argument is that this very much IS the TEI's business; we spend so
>> much time describing in painful detail (yet idiosyncratically) the
>> appearance and rendering of text and objects that we should simply adopt
>> the CSS standard natively
> not much help when you're making docx or LaTeX :-}
docx and LaTeX are easy, because things only have to 'look right' and
semi-objective measures of transformations between them are possible
because they're implicitly based on the print model. The real problems
are when generating DAISY books, microformats, etc.
>> ,just as we've adopted ISO and W3 date formats
>> for e.g. @when.
> I confess, thats a good argument.
Once I know that dates are in a standard format I can then
algorithmically translate them to other calendrical systems (see for
not aware of any sane method of systematically transforming CSS into any
other styling system (except perhaps output-only ones).
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