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Re: [CSS2.1] Text

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 11:29:50 -0800
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BC2986A0.33E49%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 1/13/04 5:39 AM, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

>> # This was arguably allowed by the looser wording in CSS2. SVG1,
>> # CSS1-only, and CSS2-only user agents may implement the older model
>> # and still claim conformance to this part of CSS2.1. (This does not
>> # apply to UAs developed after this specification was released.)
>> 
>> Does this exception apply to new releases of older UAs?
> 
> No, since they were developed after this specification was released.

I'd say the exception *does* apply to releases of older UAs that are
essentially unchanged. I.e. just because a security bug may be fixed in an
older UA doesn't mean that its rendering engine is expected to be rewritten
to conform with years of errata.  That's the point of this wording.

Tantek
Received on Tuesday, 13 January 2004 14:30:02 GMT

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