Damian Counsell d.counsell at
Mon Oct 14 10:11:18 UTC 2002


* Gary Williams <gwilliam at> [021014 10:36]:
> Damian Counsell wrote:
> > Whatever happens with the HTML stylesheets, they will probably be
> > subordinated to whatever the HGMP's new house style looks like.  The
> > whole point of these stylesheets is that they just tailor the "look"
> > of the page to whatever environment they are being viewed in; they
> > don't change the content in any way.
> >
> > We can have as many different looks as we like.  James is creating /
> > has created new stylesheets for the HGMP's new Web pages, which we
> > ought to pay lip service to at least when preparing stylesheets for
> > our copy of the online documentation.
> The HGMP house style has nothing whatsoever to do with the EMBOSS
> documentation. exactly the same way that the HTML stylesheets have nothing
whatsoever to do with the EMBOSS documentation.  The crucial phrase in
my last sentence is "our copy".

> The EMBOSS project is not an HGMP project, the HGMP merely hosts some of
> the EMBOSS web pages temporarily because it is convenient for us.

So, when they are hosting the pages, we can (if we so choose) have the
same colour scheme, say, as the rest of the local pages.  Just as, if
the documentation is hosted at NIH, those pages can inherit the NIH
house style from *their* HTML stylesheets. Or, at Lincoln's Inn
Fields, the Cancer Research UK stylesheet can apply, or at the
Pasteur, their stylesheets can apply.

> We can and will move the EMBOSS pages elsewhere if there is any
> interference from the HGMP.

As the Scousers would say: "Calm down. Calm down" :-) .  The point
I've been making (in the last three emails I have sent out on this
subject) is that the HTML stylesheets are independent of the XML
stylesheets and of the documentation itself.

all the best


Damian COUNSELL                      email:  d.counsell at
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