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Re: XBL is (mostly) W3C redundant, and CSS is wrong W3C layer for semantic behavior *markup*

From: Daniel Glazman <glazman@netscape.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 11:17:19 +0100
Message-ID: <3E12C02F.3040307@netscape.com>
To: Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, www-style@w3.org

Shelby Moore wrote:

 >>>CSS selectors allows one to select elements of markup based on
 >>>attributes which are not related to *semantics*.
 >>As an editor of the W3C Selectors Specification, I assure you, that is
 >>most definitely not the intention of CSS selectors.
 > Of course it is.

No, it is *not*. You were not part of the discussions that took place
when we wrote this document and I don't recall any comment
from you. If you did send comments, sorry for that but you were far
from a major contributor. Please stop talking about stuff you just don't
know, this is really very annoying.

 > You don't understand that CSS is supposed to be hints *ONLY*??

Wow. Trying to imply that Ian Hickson does not understand something
about CSS is a deep and major error that deserves apologies.
I wish the processor of my laptop could get new information as fast
as Ian does, with a similar level of quality.

 From all the logorrhea you posted in the current thread, I can
assure you something : there is several points *you* don't
understand in CSS and in potential languages based on the CSS
general syntax. Your definition of orthogonality seems to me
more a rhetoric figure than a real argument we could discuss.
This is my final point in this "discussion".

Received on Wednesday, 1 January 2003 05:15:15 UTC

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