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Re: Behavioral Extensions to CSS

From: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 21:16:38 -0500
To: derhoermi@gmx.net
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <F95BLmUjS5C7lAhj16t00010630@hotmail.com>
>From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
>Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 03:45:23 +0200
>* Jeffrey Yasskin wrote:
> >What's up with BECSS? (http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WD-becss-19990804) It
> >hasn't been updated since 1999, and I'm wondering whether it's been
> >dropped as a Working Draft?
> >If it has, why? It looked like a good idea.
>Not to me, so, why do you think so?

It makes it easier to attach code in an extensible way to HTML and XML 
elements. As the world moves to object orientation, HTML scripting is still 
A few days ago someone complained that BECSS gives code writers yet one more 
place to hide code. Have you seen Dreamweaver script lately? And that's 
contained in the current page. If someone wants to hide code, they can do 
it, and if someone wants to find it, they can do it. Most people only care 
if it works, and BECSS makes that more likely.
Obviously the draft could be improved, but that's not surprising since it's 
the first draft and it's 2 years old.

So, is BECSS dead? And why don't you like it?

Jeffrey Yasskin

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