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Minimum CSS support profile (was RE: OPINIONS WANTED: regexps in CSS?)

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 00:32:41 -0500
Message-Id: <199803120531.AAA17113@mail.shadow.net>
To: "Chris Wilson" <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>, "Ian Hickson" <exxieh@bath.ac.uk>, <wmperry@aventail.com>, "Bert Bos" <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Wilson [mailto:cwilso@MICROSOFT.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 1998 8:38 PM
> To: 'Braden N. McDaniel'; Ian Hickson; wmperry@aventail.com; Bert Bos
> Cc: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: RE: OPINIONS WANTED: regexps in CSS?

> I agree very strongly with Braden's comments on minimum profiles, except I
> personally think CSS2 is WAY beyond the minimum profile.  CSS1 is probably
> much better target, plus CSS Positioning.  CSS2 is huge, from an
> implementation standpoint, and has many complex features.

I fully realize that CSS2 is already well out of reach for the next
generation of Web browsers. While it's great to see work being done to make
CSS a more powerful mechanism for layout, I really wish there were a means
of divorcing the enhancements--at least, the bulk of them--from the
clarifications made to the CSS1 spec. I think it's very important that those
clarifications be reflected in browsers sooner rather than later.

I think some kind of "errata" addendum to the CSS1 spec would help underline

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