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Re: Decouple XBL2 From CSS

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 08:36:52 +0000 (UTC)
To: Antoine Quint <aq@fuchsia-design.com>
Cc: Dean Jackson <dino@w3.org>, public-appformats@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0608050831520.5340@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 5 Aug 2006, Antoine Quint wrote:
> Try not to read between the line and just read what I wrote in plain 
> english. I would like to be offered the flexibility to _also_ use XPath 
> selector and not _only_ CSS Selectors for matching nodes onto which 
> applying binding in XBL.

Oh. Well, that would be bad language design. You don't provide redundant 
ways of doing the same thing, that just results in make-work and confuses 
authors. See Perl as a great example of this, or SVG as another.

c.f. the KISS principle.

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