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Re: Useragent Rules in CSS

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 06:29:19 +0000 (UTC)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0403310622450.8376@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 30 Mar 2004, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>
> Especially when the recommendations keep mutating, so you implement
> something in a fully spec-compliant way and then the next spec revision
> makes it non-compliant (it's especially fun when the spec changes
> basically involve scrapping the old implementation altogether).

You say this as if the working group changes things on a whim. The working
group goes out of its way to only make changes that are absolutely
necessary to ensure that the specification is not self-contradictory (e.g.
whether 'background' is painted under borders), overly vague (e.g. margin
collapsing), or out of touch with reality (e.g.  'overflow' and 'clip'
interactions).

What exactly is it you think "keeps" mutating? What features have you
implemented in a fully spec-compliant way before seeing the group make it
non-compliant, requiring the old implementation to be scrapped?

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