This is a legacy document, and retained on the site in order to avoid link rot. The content is likely no longer (a) accurate, (b) representative of the views and philosophies of current site management, or (c) up to date.

Lars Eighner was kind enough to give permission for this post to ciwa.stylesheets to be reproduced here.

 The following is an experimental style sheet which is suitablefor essays and reviews.Sample documents using these stylesthe body of the text can be found at:http://www.io.com/%7Eeighner/aidscirc.htmlhttp://www.io.com/%7Eeighner/ofcopsan.htmlhttp://www.io.com/%7Eeighner/goodbadl.htmlThis is a highly commented version of the sheet.Most comments are removed in the operational version.The aim of my experimental style sheets is to facilitatepractical applications at present, and notto illustrate ideal styles for completely compliantbrowsers that only exist in theory.These have beentested in IE 4 and NS 4.04 for Win 3.1 andLynx 2.7.1.Comments regarding other browsersand platforms are invited./* Style Sheet Begins *//* Styles for Literary Works */BODY {background: #FFF url(images/white.gif); color: #000;margin-left: 5%; margin-right: 5%;}/* This establishes a white body, black text, and a white texture background image.Mzny people will find larger values forthe margins attractive. */H1 {text-align: center; font-style: normal;}/* This head for the title */* H1 should occur only once per document */DIV.byline {text-align: center; text-variant: small caps; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal} /* This is the style for the byline. */DIV.flying {margin-left: -5%; text-align: left; font-weight: bold; font-size: 125%; font-style: italic;} /*This style is for flying heads,usually used above H1.Thisavoids H3 above H1 or skippedheading levels. */DIV.card {font-style: normal; font-weight: bold; margin-top: 1em;}/*This style is for the informationconcerning the book being reviewed.The title is also marked up with CITEand lines are broken with BR */DIV.citerule {font-style: bold;} /* Since rules are broken in both major browsers,this is used to markup underscores separating thebody of the article from the author's bio orbioliographical or other notes */DIV.center {text-align: center;}/* This is used to enclose pullouts because otherwise they are not centered in one of the major browsers */DIV.passage {margin-top: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em;text-indent: 0; } /* This is the main container for the bodyof the article.Passages are enclosedin this tag and paragraphs are broken withBR and multiple nonbreaking spaces. */DIV.pullout {font-size: 150%;background: #CCC;padding: 0.5em;border-width: thin thick thick thin;border-color: #000;border-style: outset;font-weight: bold;margin-top: 0.5em;margin-bottom: 1em;width: 70%;text-align: center;}/* This style is used to markup pullout boxeswith short quotations from the text.This creates a gray box with shadow borders whichcontains large type.By itself, it will onlybe centered in one of the big two. NOTE: you may be tempted to break lines withBR in the pullout.But this will produce a badeffect in some window sizes.Although the naturalbreaks may be suboptimal sometimes in your browser,using BR will almost certainly make it trulyhorrible in other browsers and window sizes */#gbl {font-size: medium;}/* this is the ID of a span used around a longer quotation (in the manner of an epigraph) in a pullout box */DIV.notice {text-align: center; font-style: italic; margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em;}.notice CITE {font-style: normal;}/* This markup is for copyright notices and acknowledgments.These are usually in italics and CITE in italics textshould be set roman (i.e. normal)If you use I or EMin a notice, these elements too should be renderedin the opposite style of the context and this may requireseveral contextural styles depending upon the depth ofyour nesting of these elements */DIV.author {font-style: italic;}.author CITE {font-style: normal;} /* This markup is for the author's bio note and other notes.As this customarily set in italics, CITE (and I or EM if you use them) should be roman (i.e. normal) and should switch back and forth according to context.This will require addition of more contextural styles if you nest these elements. */SPAN.hide {display: none;}/* This is used to hide indications of pullouts. Pullouts don't belong in running text, so something should set them apart in text browsers and other styles-challenged browsers.You may with to put brackets or braces in this SPAN.I thinkspace-star-star-star-space works well here. */SPAN.initial {font-size: 150%; font-weight: bold;} /* This creates a large initial since drop caps andother treatments of initial characters in passagesare not supported and most of the kludgeslook horrible. */SPAN.caps {font-variant: small-caps;} /* This span is meant to contain parts of initial lines that are to be set in small caps, but not the initial letter.This is in lieu of unsupported features in the recommendation. Small caps themselves are not universally supported so the contents of this SPAN are best entered in CAPS, which will also produce a good approximation in Lynx, etc.You may wish to add a font weight of bold to this style or substitute bold for small caps */SPAN.right {text-align: right}.right A:link {text-decoration: none}.right A:visited {text-decoration: none} /* This style is for the attribution line ofa quotation in a pullout box or otherepigraphs.These will generally be linked to a bibliographic note and theunderliningof these links is removed. *//* banner, rule, and menu styles particular to my pageshave been removed *//* I have probably forgot to close some comments above. *//* Experimental style sheet ends here */--Lars Eighner= http://www.io.com/%7Eeighner ===eighner@io.com ============700 Hearn Street (at West 7th) #101 (512)474-1920[FAX answers 6th ring]==Austin TX 78703-4501 == worldbuilder is an English word==Lars Eighner's Home Page Bookstore - http://www.io.com/%7Eeighner/bookstor.html

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