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Proprietary Properties?

From: Eric A. Meyer <eam3@po.cwru.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 15:59:57 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102807b0b35fb417c3@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
   I was in a discussion with someone about HTML vs. CSS, and one of the
points I made was that at least with CSS, we don't have the problems of
browser authors adding proprietary stuff, like has been happening for years
with HTML.  The response was, "Oh, yeah, like they don't do the same thing
with CSS."
   I was about to tell him how wrong he was when I realized that maybe he
wasn't wrong-- either way, I didn't know for sure.  My investigations of
CSS have been based on the printed standards, after all.  Maybe browsers
have added properties of which I am not aware.  I'd like to know for sure,
though, so I can have a leg to stand upon in my next argument about the
merits of CSS.
   So I put it to the folks here:  ARE there any proprietary properties?
(Browser authors and boosters-- here's your chance to trash the enemy!)
This seems like an important thing to know as we contemplate support for
the behemoth that is CSS2, especially given the dismal support of CSS1.
Are the Big Two making things worse than they already are?  Any information
is appreciated!

Eric A. Meyer  -  eam3@po.cwru.edu  -  http://www.cwru.edu/home/eam3.html
 Hypermedia Systems Manager
 Digital Media Services                http://www.cwru.edu/dms/dms.html
 Case Western Reserve University       http://www.cwru.edu/
Received on Tuesday, 9 December 1997 16:00:18 UTC

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