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Re: CSS-P or something else

From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 23:24:49 -0700
Message-ID: <008401c12df7$cf829c60$d927b3d1@sol>
To: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>
First of all, in response to the original post, I do not see how CSS-P will
help you with your problem. If you use very simple HTML, you should be able
to get what you want.

Secondly, on the issue of implementation. Implementation of W3C specs by the
web browsers has been quite an issue in the past few years. I used to be a
member of the WaSP, until I left them because, well... I won't get into why.
:)

You can point fingers all over the world when you're talking about why the
W3C's specs are not properly implemented. You could blame Microsoft for not
implementing them in IE, the browser that dominates the market. You could
blame the corporations that are dependent upon Microsoft's proprietary
technologies, which prevent Microsoft from fulling implementing the specs.
Or you could even blame the W3C for not playing "web police."

In my opinion, the only way to solve the problem is to do exactly what the
W3C is already doing with XHTML. The change will not be immediate, but that
is no excuse for the W3C to give up, nor is it reason to criticize it for
the amount of time it is taking to fully develop XHTML.

Since it's a brand new language, the browser vendors have to implement that
brand new language from the foundation up. And since XML has strict
guidelines, one can only hope that the browser vendors get it right... I
still say there's a 50-50 chance of that actually happening. ::shrugs::

Daniel
Received on Sunday, 26 August 2001 02:16:02 GMT

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