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Re: Collapsing 0 width margin

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2005 12:16:40 -0800
Message-ID: <41E19128.1030600@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Brian Sexton <discussion-w3c@ididnotoptin.com>, www-style@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:

>On Fri, 7 Jan 2005, Brian Sexton wrote:
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>>I disagree about it being too late to change things now; developers make 
>>the best of dubious and poor designs and implementations all the time, 
>>but that is no reason to stop improving both.  We are talking about 
>>aesthetics here, not air traffic control; the good that could come from 
>>making improvements to CSS for the countless pages that will use it in 
>>the future easily outweighs the risks of new browsers displaying margins 
>>a little differently for the considerably smaller number of extant pages 
>>that would be affected. It is too late to change the past, but it is 
>>never too late to improve the future.
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>Sadly, when we are talking about billions of existing pages, making 
>changes that would break existing content is an idea that Web browser 
>vendors really can't seriously entertain. We have enough trouble with 
>people saying pages don't work right in our browsers (i.e. not working 
>like in the browser with most market share) without making it worse.
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Amen.
Received on Sunday, 9 January 2005 20:17:15 GMT

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