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Re: Custom property names: property name namespaces?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 02:14:26 +0100
Message-ID: <3CD5D8F2.6080407@hixie.ch>
To: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
CC: ewexler@stickdog.com, www-style@w3.org
Tantek Çelik wrote:
> On 5/5/02 11:23 AM, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> This prevents chaos as caused by IE4's 'position' implementation, which was
>> based on a draft which changed before CSS2 reached PR stage, and meant that
>> documents written for IE4 totally broke on compliant implementations. This is,
>> in fact, one of the main events that spurred on these guidelines.
> Ian, please do not attempt to rewrite history that occurred well before you
> were even involved with CSS.

Sorry, I was trying to give it accurately -- I certainly didn't mean to 
criticize Microsoft or the WG or the editors or anyone, if that's how you 
interpreted my comments.

> IE4 implemented position (and top, left) as agreed and designed by the CSS
> WG in the last WD-positioning draft.

...which is what I said.

> It is more correct to say that mistakes like this in CSS2 are what spurred
> the CR exit criteria that we have for Selectors, CSS Mobile Profile 1.0, and
> AFAIAC, every other CR draft that the CSS WG will produce.

Indeed, the 'position' issue also spurred on the CR stage.

Ian Hickson
``The inability of a user agent to implement part of this specification due to
the limitations of a particular device (e.g., non interactive user agents will
probably not implement dynamic pseudo-classes because they make no sense
without interactivity) does not imply non-conformance.'' -- Selectors, Sec13
Received on Sunday, 5 May 2002 21:14:35 UTC

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