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Re: [CSS21] Wider variety of (non-junk) examples requested

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 15:46:46 -0700
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050826224646.GA4573@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Thursday 2005-08-25 15:57 +0200, Chris Lilley wrote:
> CDF WG requests that:
>  - all examples conform to the minimum quality requirement, either well
>  formedness for XML types or validity for HTML 4

The use of fragments in examples is reasonable, and often much clearer
than complete documents or style sheets.

>  - all examples are available in separate files as well as inline in the
>  specification
>  - that a greater variety of markup languages be used (or alternatively
>  the claim that CSS is applicable to all XML formats withdrawn). W3C
>  specifications are a good initial source of other XML formats.
>  - that the majority of HTML examples be XHTML.

These are reasonable requests for the development of future CSS
specifications.  However, the limited value gained from rewriting all of
the examples in CSS2.1 does not justify the use of the CSS working
group's resources on rewriting examples rather than on other higher
priority work.


L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
          Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, The Mozilla Foundation

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