Subject: Re: CVS commit: htdocs
To: None <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 11/09/2002 19:54:20
On Sat,  9 Nov 2002 19:11:19 +0200 (EET)
"D'Arcy J.M. Cain" <> wrote:

> Added Files:
> 	htdocs: NetBSD.css
> Log Message:
> Start of a NetBSD style sheet.

Stylesheets seem good, but in my experience, they are bad with old
browsers (specially those which parse only some parts of the standard
like netscape 4).

IMHO, an XSLT Stylesheet could be much better (though it requires more
work with existing documents). Documents could contain some special
tags that we could define and then be translated to plain html
(interpreted perfectly by all browsers). Note that this kind of
stylesheets can also be used to generate page footers (copyright and
the like), table of contents, etc, automagically :)

As an example, take a look to these pages (in spanish though, but you
only need to look at them, not understand ;): - this document is
written using a CSS stylesheet (it is really boring to use classes in
html to get good results). - done with xslt stylesheets (code is clearer).
In this page, I get the left menu, page footer, logos etc automatically
from the stylesheets. Documents only contain that, text...

Any oppinions?


Julio Merino ( <>