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Re: HTML processing inside CSS stylesheets?

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: HTML processing inside CSS stylesheets?
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 17:57:54 +0100
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address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

>     Btw, IMHO, the default HTML output is rather dull.
> Isn't dull good :)?  Allows one to concentrate on the content.

I agree in general, but I think there are different flavors of dull.
With the added margins, I find it easier to concentrate on the
content.  The visual clues to separate the Next/Prev/Up link also help
filter out things I probably don't want to read most of the time.  And
the boxes around examples etc also help me filter out things I want or
don't want to see more rapidly when browsing.  Color also help.

(For reading texinfo manuals, I prefer PS/PDF over HTML, because it
has many of these visual clues that I need to navigate in a text.  So
I think the PS/PDF output is dull in a good way.)

This is just my impression, and I'm sure others have other opinions,
so I understand why improving the defaults is controversial.  But I
believe pointing out the CSS functionality in texinfo more prominently
(perhaps by providing sample CSS's in a repository) would be useful.

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