CSS draft 4.0

Hakon Lie (howcome@w3.org)
Sat, 7 Oct 1995 02:42:31 +0100

A new major revison of the Cascading Style Sheet's draft specification
is available from http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Style/css/draft.html

Thanks to the list members for the feedback we have received on the
last version. We encourage people to send comments to the list instead
of private email

Changes from the August 10 version include:

- newline no longer significant in the syntax:

H1 { font-family = helvetica } -- is equal to --
H1 {
font-family = helvetica

- addressing based on arbitrary attributes moved to level 2

- anchor pseudo-classes have replaced anchor pseudo-attributes

- page-break, box-offset and break attributes added to level 1

- support for user-based selection between multiple style sheets

- the suggested name of new character-level tag changed from MARK to
C due to its length

- addressing based on CLASS attribute without accompanying GI

- the formal grammar is now lex/yacc-compatible

Also, most question marks have been removed and the specification is
generally more solid. Especially the sections on the "legal tag",
formatting model and cascading order has been improved.

The style sheet implementation in Arena is now behind the
specification. It will be updated in the next couple of weeks, while
Bill Perry's emacs-w3 probably is ready in an hour or so :-)

As always, comments are welcome.

Hakon Lie
Bert Bos