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[REBOL] html, css, xsl, vid

From: sunandadh::aol::com at: 10-Feb-2003 12:28

> The web site is not yet ready. I realized recently that writing REBOL code > was > far easier for me than writing proper inter-browser compatible HTML code.
My commiserations! Writing html is a fairly unpleasant task. It's a nasty little language at the best of times. Have you checked out Andrew Martin's etext and Robert Muench's make-doc-pro extensions to make-doc? Both are simple mark-up languages that take a lot of the sting out of writing html pages. I'm also part-way writing a markup language myself for a website I'll be starting soon. It borrows ideas from both the above, but it gives me finer control in that I can specify specific CSS styles or embedded actual html or Rebol code at any point if I need to. working name is Mulch (Markup language for CSS and HTML).
> Maybe > we should tell the W3C to use a VID-like dialect for XHTML2.0 ;-)
W3C already have two completely different mark up languages: CSS and XSL. They are completely different to each other, so may be a third is what they need. :-) Trouble is, VID is closer to CSS than XSL but the gulf between them is so wide that I can't see an easy way to translate between them. CSS is mainly concerned with blocks (defined as having margins, borders, padding, and content). The content can be other blocks, inline elements or list items. The nearest VID equivalent is probably a Pane, but only provided there is a mechanism for positioning panes relative to each other. History of W3C mark up language proposals at: Sunanda.