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Re: @namespace and CSS 2.1

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 14:54:14 +0100
Message-ID: <3E50E986.7020808@expway.fr>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Robin Berjon wrote:
>>At which point along the axis ranging from simple parser to behemoth browser
>>does something count as an implementation?
> # implementation

Duh, right there at the top of the page. I looked but instinctively skipped over 
to the TOC. Silly me.

> #     a user agent which:
> #        1. implements the feature.


> #        2. is available (i.e. publicly downloadable or available through
> #           some other public point of sale mechanism). This is the "show
> #           me" requirement.


> #        3. is shipping (i.e. development, private or unofficial versions
> #           are insufficient).


> #        4. is not experimental (i.e. is intended for a wide audience and
> #           could be used on a daily basis.)

It's been flagged as alpha but that's mostly because I haven't updated it in a 
while. It's being used in several production systems and isn't causing problems 

> However, that is not all that is required. While I imagine that
> CSS::SAC would count as an implementation, it would need custom tests,
> and would therefore require another implementation able to pass the
> same tests in order to confirm interoperability. See the page quoted
> above for the full requirements of our CR exit criteria.

I believe at least one other SAC implementation also supports @namespace so that 
the tests could be shared accross those, perhaps using the dump format that IIRC 
the Mozilla team uses to test its CSS parser.

Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Engineer, Expway        http://expway.fr/
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