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CSS 2.1 to become a recommendation?

From: Ryan Cannon <ryan@ryancannon.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 16:02:43 -0400
Message-ID: <425ECC63.6060402@ryancannon.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

When IE was mentioned on this list, something clicked in my mind in 
relation to what I've read on the IE Blog[1]:

> By contrast, vague demands for open-ended “standards support”, or
 > requests for various standards that aren’t (yet, at least) standards
 > (there is no CSS3 standard yet, nor is XUL a standard), don’t really
 > help us drive our development very much.

I'm wondering if MS would consider CSS 2.1 a "standard", as it is still 
a candidate recommendation. Since the six-month CR time has passed, 
what, if anything, is the WG waiting on in order to fully recommend the 

	[1] http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/03/09/391362.aspx

Based on the Charter[1], I'm having a little bit of trouble determining 
the schedule of drafts; css3-selectors will have a test suite before its 
new Last Call, but css21 will have it the other way around, and PR is 
not at all on the three-year plan.

	[1] http://www.w3.org/Style/2004/css-charter.html

Forgive my ignorance, but I am anxious to see a legitimate level for 
which web designers can aim (even /with/ bugs—I'm not that naïve). It 
would be a shame for the latest Microsoft browser to pass on support for 
mature CSS based solely on its lack of a "recommendation".


Ryan Cannon
Instructional Technology
Web Design
Received on Thursday, 14 April 2005 20:02:45 UTC

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