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RE: [css3-namespace] Last call comments from XHTML2 WG

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 08:07:59 -0700
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
cc: www-style@w3.org, Forms WG <public-forms@w3.org>, XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
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Steven Pemberton wrote:

> > http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-selectors/#downlevel discusses this in great
> > detail. Clearly this is a matter of which selectors to use and is thus
> > best discussed in the Selectors specification.
> 
> I would say that if one part of CSS changes how another part of CSS works  
> that it should be pointed out in both places, especially since they are  
> different documents.
> 
> Steven

I agree with all of this but can we (the web community) have access to the editors draft for CSS3 selectors since all talk about CSS3 selectors could very well pointless without seeing this draft. The draft Bjoern has referenced:

http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-selectors

Is a working draft from 15 December 2005.

Fantasai. I know off-list that Hixie has approved the transfer of the editors draft into public access, but there are two more people that this must also be approved by. Why should this be happening in the first place? This is so wrong and has got nothing to do with openness. The draft should already have been public since it conception instead of being behind a wall of secrecy. No wonder the CSS WG has not publish a recommendation in the last 10 year.

When I first read this.

http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/weblog/2007/css-wg-opening-up/

I was inspired but I keep on going back to this line.

"Ian Hickson and Anne van Kesteren keep saying that the CSSWG should be restructured like the new HTMLWG, where anyone who wants to can join, and are disgusted that we aren't seriously considering it. I'm far from convinced that this is a good idea."

Why?


One of my random links.

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2008/03/17.html

Alan

http://css-class.com/test/
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