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Re: The world's first HTML 4.0 compliant browser?

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 01:56:34 -0400
Message-Id: <4.2.2.20000407005039.00cfcca0@pop3.concentric.net>
To: webmaster@dors.sailorsite.net
Cc: WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
aloha, bruce!

you wrote, quote
I took a fairly casual glance at the W3C CSS "test suite" at URL: 
http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/ and more specifically 
URL:http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/current/sec03.htm which implies that 
CSS1 is supported, but CSS2 is not.  I don't know which are the more 
troublesome portions of CSS1.

have you taken a look at
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS-access

to me, personally, the 3 most important things about CSS2 are:

1. the cascade order, in which the user gets to claim !important, which is 
tantamount to having final say over presentation...  this endows users with 
a means to (a) ensure uniformity in the presentation of content, and/or (b) 
override author defined styles that make the document illegible to that 
particular user;
http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-CSS2-19980512/cascade.html#important-rules

2. the inclusion (mainstreaming?) of the @media aural rules as part of the 
recommendation:
http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-CSS2-19980512/aural.html

3. and pseudo-elements
http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-CSS2-19980512/generate.html
about which the User Agent Guidelines Techniques document has a lot to say
http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10-TECHS

of course, that's only one blind man's point of view...

the positioning features of CSS2, while intrinsically interesting, are very 
poorly supported...  however, i believe opera is working on (full?) 
conformance to the CSS2 recommendation
http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-CSS2-19980512/conform.html#conformance
by the public release of version 4

gregory
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