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Re: Backwards compatibility of new selectors (was: Color

From: Douglas Rand <drand@sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 09:52:14 -0500
Message-ID: <3485721E.5AC16308@sgi.com>
To: neil@bigpic.com
CC: www-style@w3.org
Neil St.Laurent wrote:
> 
> > All good standards work *must*, not may, pay attention to what the
> > real implementations are doing.  Turning a blind eye is not an
> 
> This makes it very difficult for new vendors to get in on the action
> if the standards are basically being dictated by existing
> implementations.

So?  There isn't a significant hurdle in just implementing all
the functionality one needs to in order to be competative?  You
aren't talking a significant difference here IMO.

> We are currently implementing CSS2 as it stands now and it
> isunfortunate that by the time we release our product the standard
> will be significantly changed in order to reflect current practices
> and what is seen as acceptable.

Not for the users, authors and developers who've already sweated
blood.  It is,  IMO,  fortunate that the standard will be changed
so.

Doug
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Received on Wednesday, 3 December 1997 09:58:45 GMT

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