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what was obsoleted (was Re: [CSS21] 'page' and 'size' removal)

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:27:46 -0800
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Christian Roth <roth@visualclick.de>
CC: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BA811145.219A8%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 2/25/03 4:20 AM, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Christian Roth wrote:
>> I am assuming that stylesheets written to the CSS2 spec will not break in
>> a future incarnation of CSS by giving properties that were meanwhile
>> (=CSS 2.1) defunct different semantics than they had in CSS2. Is this
>> correct?
> At the moment, the only part of CSS2 which will be obsoleted in CSS3 is
> the 'marker' value of the 'display' property.

That and the respective 'marker-offset' property.

> I believe we haven't removed
> anything else.

We've removed plenty.  I don't think we have obsoleted anything else though.

> That's no guarentee that we won't in future, but if you
> depend on a CSS2 feature tell us now and we will bear that in mind.

Agreed, however, keep in mind that CSS2 *never* went through a proper CR
period, and thus was never fully tested out, nor fully implemented
(interoperably at that).  Thus the spec contains many many errors (see CSS2
errata), most of which have been fixed in CSS2.1.

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