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Re: Styling Controls

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2010 02:34:30 -0400
Message-ID: <4BBC2776.6080606@w3.org>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
CC: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Hi, Shelley-

Shelley Powers wrote (on 4/7/10 2:05 AM):
> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:00 AM, John Foliot<jfoliot@stanford.edu>  wrote:
>>  If the lack of styling ability on certain proposed elements is seen as a
>>  significant issue, and the relevant parties are expressing interest in
>>  working together to resolve these problems, then I see this as a very good
>>  thing indeed. And if it was your Change Proposals that spurred on this
>>  discussion, then thank you Shelley for moving the ball forward, even if
>>  inadvertently.
> No, no, I really don't want credit for this. Maciej deserves all the credit.

Something about the way you say "credit" makes it sound suspiciously 
like "blame".

In either case, I think I was the one to raise the styling of form 
controls, and the mechanism of using pseudo-elements, at least in this 
context... so I'll claim some of that credit/blame. :)

>>  It will be interesting indeed to hear what the CSS WG has to say in this
>>  matter, and whether any progress can be made here. I note that Maciej is
>>  copying his thoughts to the www-style list for further discussion there,
>>  so I look forward to seeing what comes next.
> Yes, I will be curious to see the CSS WG's reactions to this sudden
> and intense desire to style form elements.

I think it will be mixed, with some in favor and some opposed.  There 
are good reasons for and against it.

I think the chief objection will be that the CSS WG is already 
overworked with what they have on their plate, which is another reason a 
joint task force might be a good idea... it could draw on interested 
parties from the HTML WG to do some of the tedious cataloging of 
possible pseudo-elements, to help the CSS WG out.

(If you don't see any more posts from me, it's because Glazou murdered 
me for my role in this.)

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Wednesday, 7 April 2010 06:34:34 UTC

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