Cypress - Open Source Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Parser
What is Cypress?
Cypress is an open-source Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) parser
that lets you add
well-documented, standardized name/value pairs
color: red; font-size: 150%; font-style: italic;)
also know as CSS style properties to your own XML markup languages.
inline styles so you can add style properties
to individual XML tags using the style attribute
or external style sheets so that you can store style rules for reuse
in separate, XML-free text documents also known as style sheets.
Cypress supports three forms of selectors to match your XML tags and style rules,
that is, element selectors, class selectors and id selectors.
What is CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)?
Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) started as a W3C standard
for styling web pages (that is, HTML tags) and evolved into a
standard for styling arbitrary, made-up, not-yet-invented XML tags such
as XUL or SVG tags.
Note, that CSS is not and archaic pre-XML-world dialect that is
endangered by XSL/T. Instead both CSS and XSL/T will thrive
side-by-side and complement each other. XSL/T, for example, excels
in creating new documents from templates and XML data,
but doesn't offer well-documented, standardized style properties
that you can squeeze into XML tags and that are possibly cascaded/inherited
to leafs and branches in the document tree.
To find out more about CSS check these links:
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