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(1) Short for Cascading Style Sheets, a new feature being added to HTML that gives both Web site developers and users more control over how pages are displayed. With CSS, designers and users can create style sheets that define how different elements, such as headers and links, appear. These style sheets can then be applied to any Web page.

The term cascading derives from the fact that multiple style sheets can be applied to the same Web page. CSS was developed by the W3C.

(2) An abbreviation for cross-site scripting.

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Contains links to sites that provide in-depth information, tutorials, and resources for Web development.

Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 
Comprehensive guide to CSS from the Web Design Group. Users will find links to an introduction, tutorial, syntax specifications, properties, and related Web resources.

Cascading Style Sheets and Dynamic HTML
An article from the National Library of Canada.

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CSS and Microsoft Internet Explorer
These pages document the level of support for the W3C recommendation for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) level 1 in Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows 95/NT and Macintosh platforms.

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Good collection of questions and answers about CSS from the HTML Writers Guild.

CSS Printing Extensions
Describes a set of extensions to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to better support printing from the Web.

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It only takes a dash of CSS to spice up otherwise bland content and grab your reader's attention. This tutorial provides specific examples for dressing up page and section headers.

Microsoft article on CSS
This October 1996 Microsoft Interactive Developer article teaches users how to attach style (e.g. fonts, colors and spacing) to HTML documents using CSS.

Microsoft's CSS Gallery
This is the typography section of Microsoft's CSS gallery. Users can access demos, examples, a font gallery, tutorials, example sites, and other resources.

New HTML extensions - article
This December 12, 1996 PC Week article talks about the two new page layout initiatives, CSS1 (Cascading Style Sheet Level 1) and layout extensions to CSS1.

Style Sheet Resource Center
Contains links to CSS implementation information, examples, recommended reading, style sheet libraries, and a mailing list.

Style Sheet Syntax Reference
Contains good descriptions of the rules behind cascading style sheets with working examples, sample code, and key terms defined.

The House of Style
Complete CSS site, with tutorials, browser support information, software, book reviews and other resources.
Beginner and intermediate HTML tutorials as well as an interactive CSS tutorial that allows you to practice your CSS without leaving the web site.

Using XSL and CSS Together
Discusses how XSL can be used as a bridge between complex XML-based documents and the CSS formatting model.

W3C Cascading Style Sheets
Contains news, informational, educational, and reference links for CSS.

W3C Cascading Style Sheets, level 1
Specifies level 1 of the Cascading Style Sheet mechanism (CSS1).

W3C Technical Reports
A list of all the current and future specifications of the W3C, including style sheets, CSS1 and CSS2.'s Guide to Cascading Style Sheets
Provides examples and instructions for creating and using CSS with Netscape 4.0 and Internet Explorer 4.0.

Yahoo!'s Cascading Style Sheets page
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