I have not yet removed the properties.xsl file from CVS. I guess it should be removed since it isn't used anymore.
I think you could leave the file there for now.
It should be sufficient to inactivate the related task in the buildfile (for example putting it in an XML comment).
Too late for that, but I'll reactive the lines as comments tomorrow.
Does anyone know why we wrap the datatypes instances in a property instance?
Actually we should strive to use a proper parse tree for property expressions: 1. Create a few classes for the symbols in the property expression grammar (section 5.9 of the spec). I think we need as terminals - AbsoluteNumeric - RelativeNumeric - Color (the #NNNNN thingy) - String (aka Literal) - NCName (everything else, basically, including enum tokens and "inherit") and for the nonterminals - PropertyFunction - Some classes for the operators 2. Write a proper parser (maybe using ANTLR, at least for bootstrap) which produces a proper parse tree. 3. Add methods to the objects for resolving relative numeric values (percentages, em) and for evaluation. 4. Perhaps add constant folding to the parser.
Interesting. What issues do we have in property parsing that is solved by this? I'm only aware of arithmetic on relative numerics which doesn't work.