On 10-09-09 01:41 PM, 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 :-}
I don't know about that, but it's a reasonable start; whatever you need
to produce for docx or LaTeX, you're better off (surely) if you start
from a highly structured and constrained language like CSS than you are
trying to anticipate the huge variety of stuff people might put into @rend.
>> ,just as we've adopted ISO and W3 date formats
>> for e.g. @when.
> I confess, thats a good argument.
>> @html:style is an attribute for describing how HTML
>> elements should appear (using CSS). @tei:css would be our own attribute,
>> just using the same language.
> I can see the attraction. I cannot quite decide how I'd vote,
> if I had to.
I'll keep prodding then. I'm going to put in a feature request at some
point. It would also address this feature request:
because CSS gives us display: inline | block, float: left, and so on.
> Sebastian Rahtz
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