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Re: Reference Implementation

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 20:08:40 +0200
To: "Joseph Romani" <romanij@gmail.com>, public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tc3rcq1qwxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 23:33:47 +0200, Joseph Romani <romanij@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> Were can one find the reference implementation available for web  
> standards
> in general, and CSS3 in particular?

Hi Joseph,

in general there are not reference implementations as such. CSS Media  
Queries, for example, is implemented in Opera, but that has no official  
status as "the reference". Each specification at W3C now goes through a  
phase called Candidate Recommendation, where they have to demonstrate that  
the specification can be implemented, before it can become a Proposed  
Recommendation and then a Recomendation.

For specifications that at or near that stage there are generally  
implementation reports available, although they differ somewhat from group  
to group. For information on CSS implementation you should look at the CSS  
Working Group information (strictly speaking it is pretty far off topic  
for this list). CSS3 is a collection of specs, and they are all in draft  
stages, so a bit of general searching on the Web might be helpful too if  
you want to find what are technically experimental implementations of them.

cheers

Chaals

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