CSS1 specification

Hakon Lie (howcome@w3.org)
Tue, 20 Feb 1996 20:50:39 +0100

A new version of the Cascading Style Sheets specification [1] is
available. There are only minor changes to CSS1, but the documentation
has been strengthened and clarified.

Changes from the Dec 22 version include:

- 1.5 is proposed as a font scale factor instead of 1.4
- some colors names have been removed (magenta, cyan, pink) to make
room for CNS
- 'light-red' is changed to 'light ref' for the same reason
- the 4th cascading rule has been eliminated
- 'bg-position' has some new values: top|middle|bottom|left|center|right
- 'list-item' value added to 'display' property
- CSS1 conformance rules slightly reworded
- the usage of the 'background' property clarified
- 'text-indent' is now an inherited property
- negative 'margin', 'letter-spacing' and 'word-spacing' values are
being questioned
- only one 'font-faily' value is allowed on the 'font' property
- a section on how to format the canvas has been added
- the table formatting model has been extended
- 'BODY' is the recommended default selector
- a section on the encoding of fonts have been added
- a section on the "applicability and extensibility of CSS1" has been

Also, courtesy of Bert Bos, a description on how to convert from CSS
to DSSSL has been started [2].

[1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-css1.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Style/css/css2dsssl.html

As always, comments (and implementations) are welcome!



Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
http://www.w3.org/People/howcome howcome@w3.org