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CSS - how much ?

 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Is it required to know a lot in the CSS stuff?
Like @media rule, @import rule, image rules etc etc...
There seems to be quite a load full in this exam.
I am already starting to lose my mind trying to comprehend what IBM had in mind when drafting the syllabus for this exam...WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?
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John Dunn
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From my experience, 'NO', you don't need a whole lot of CSS knowledge.
A number of links have stated that you can quickly eliminate one or more choices to most questions. I found that to be true. Chances are with an decent CSS overview, you'll be prepared.
 
Ashik Uzzaman
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I don't think a lot CSS staff is needed. But I have some CSS knowledge, so if it is included also, no problemo...
 
Axel Janssen
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from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/xml-cert/message/181

You needn't waste any time learning the syntax of XML Schema, XLink, XSL
Formatting Objects, or CSS (for the test, that is; it's certainly useful
to learn these once you intend to use them for a project!). Likewise,
you won't need to memorize DOM or SAX interfaces. However, you
absolutely MUST know what all these technologies are & what they do (you
just won't be quizzed on syntactic details). You will miss at most 1 or
2 questions if you don't know the precise syntax of these technologies,
which seems like a decent tradeoff for the time saved.
 
Tong Chen
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I looked at the message posted. But I noticed that this message was posted in 2001.
From the recent postings, looks like we need to know some syntax about DOM/SAX, DTD/Schema, XPaht/XSLT, etc.
But I bet you don't need to know any CSS.
 
v giri
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CSS intricate knowledge is not required but pluses and minuses of CSS & vis-a-vis XSL-FO is certainly expected. (e.g) CSS is appropriate for browsers, conditional styling based on content is not supported by CSS (I hope that is correct). We get about 2-4 questions that mention CSS without going into syntax - hence CSS concepts are expected
Thanks
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Tony Yan
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I agree. Detailed CSS knowledge is not required since it is an XML exam anyways. But I did encountered serveral questions comparing CSS to say XSLT, if I remember right, in terms of concepts. For instance, which technology is suitable for which occasions, pros and cons.
So for the sake of your $$ for the exam, I recommend reading what CSS does in general, but skipping all the details.
 
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