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Re: CSS3 Compatibility

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2004 00:16:49 -0600
Message-ID: <406E56D1.9040404@mit.edu>
To: "Sean M. Hall" <pianoman@reno.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Sean M. Hall wrote:
> CSS3 Compatibility Tables:
> http://www.geocities.com/seanmhall2003/css3/compat.html

If I may offer some advice:

1)  From each row, link to the tests you used to come to your
     conclusions for that row.  That helps people verify the table.  It
     also lets them see what exactly the green means.

2)  Please don't list things about browsers you couldn't have tested.
     Mozilla 1.7, in particular, does not exist (though Mozilla 1.7b does
     in fact support the ~ combinator).

3)  The statement in the list styles section is simply false.  UAs have
     support for some of the algorithmic, numeric, and alphabetic styles
     that were added in CSS3 (though said support is not always
     completely correct... but none of your tests really test
     correctness).

4)  On the point of correctness, what does "yes" actually mean in these
     tests?  Just that the UA can parse the property and render it
     properly in the simplest case? Or that it handles it properly across
     a wide range of use cases?  The latter is what would be really
     useful.

This could be quite an excellent undertaking with significantly expanded 
tests and fewer absolute claims....

-Boris
Received on Saturday, 3 April 2004 01:16:55 GMT

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