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Re: CSS property name incompatibilities

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 00:37:38 +0100
Message-ID: <16888.10690.479049.208102@howcome.oslo.opera.com>
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Also sprach Norman Walsh:

 > I've just realized noticed that CSS3 Paged Media incorporates new CSS
 > properties to handle, among other things, conditional page breaks.
 > I think it's unfortunate that the CSS WG has not chosen to adopt the
 > XSL FO properties that already exist for this purpose. Electing to
 > invent new names for existing functionality in other W3C Recommendations
 > may impact interoperability and future compatible growth.
 > 
 > I encourage the CSS WG to reconsider their choice of property names
 > and values for functionality that they have independently reinvented
 > since the XSL FO Recommendation was published.

and a bit later:

 > I failed to notice that the CSS3 Paged Media draft is
 > reflected in section 13.3 of the more monolithic CSS2 specification.

Now, inverting your text we get:

  I think it's unfortunate that the XSL WG has not chosen to adopt the
  CSS properties that already exist for this purpose. Electing to invent
  new names for existing functionality in other W3C Recommendations may
  impact interoperability and future compatible growth.

  I encourage the XSL WG to reconsider their choice of property names
  and values for functionality that they have independently reinvented
  since the CSS2 Recommendation was published.

Care to comment?

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Wednesday, 26 January 2005 23:38:26 GMT

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