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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 20:52:34 +0200
Message-ID: <17975.35954.883281.107921@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Dave Raggett" <dsr@w3.org>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com>, dbaron@dbaron.org, public-html@w3.org

Also sprach Anne van Kesteren:

 > On Tue, 01 May 2007 20:06:31 +0200, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> wrote:
 > > I think that we may differ on how effective CSS's error handling
 > > really is. It's great that there is a well defined way to resume
 > > parsing after finding something that isn't understood or which
 > > violates the grammar in someway, but CSS hasn't helped developers
 > > who are struggling to deal with browsers that vary considerably in
 > > their support for CSS.

Certainly, defining syntax-level error handling doesn't solve
presentational issues.

 > > In fact, one could say that the problems with CSS and scripting
 > > dwarf any interoperability problems with HTML itself.

Probably. Achieving pixel-perfect presentations is about x100 harder
parsing documents the same way.

 > Your arguments are applicable to implementations of CSS, not CSS itself.  
 > Maybe also a little to the CSS community for not creating enough testcases.

Yes, that's a lesson learnt. Acid1 and Acid2 were created for this
reason.

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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