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Re: OK, so it's elegant, now what? :)

"Dennis Reichel" <dennis@reichel.net> writes:
> Where do the labor savings enter?

As Ralf already said, if you know wml well you already save a lot of
typing on a single page. But the real strength is when you have a set
of pages that should look similar.
If I just want to make a quick little page to make an argument in an
usenet discussions, I just use my normal templates and have two
advantages: The page I have to write is far shorter than a minimal
html-page, and its design and navigation structure are seamlessly
integrated into the rest of my site.
Another example: I made some pages on computer graphics while I was a
student several years ago and which are still accessed on a more or
less regular basis. When I moved to my new site, I just took everyting
in the body of these pages, added some lines of wml, put them into the
definition of my navbars, and now they look like the rest of my new
site, with just a quarter of an hour work.
> At what relative complexity or size site does WML become a useful tool?

The more interesting question would be at which complexity WML stops
being a useful tool, but I guess that depends on the quality of your

> How is WML likened to CSS (cascading style sheets)

Technially - not at all.
Conceptually - well, if you design your wml well, you might regard wml
as some sort of "server sided style sheets". You can define wml-tags for
all the structural elements of your pages and then define the layout
in an include file, and if you want to change your layout, all you
have to do is to change the include file and call wml -af in your top

Yours, Florian.
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