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Re: The Progress of CSS

From: <Kris@meridian-ds.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 15:34:35 -0500
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF6C801669.FC4C8D8F-ON86257031.007107A9-86257031.007107E7@meridian-ds.com>

Adam, your point is well taken.  But a couple points back at ya.

The date carried by CSS1 is "W3C Recommendation 17 Dec 1996, revised 11 Jan
1999"  That's a 2 year process from 1, to 2.1... this is developement, not
implementation.  Again if we factor in IE's stagnateness for the last 4ish
years, all these numbers make a bit more sense.

As an addendum to that the date carried by CSS3 is "W3C Working Draft, 23
May 2001".

What's this say to me?  What is says is that the Consortium has multiple
balls rolling at once.  They're offering the 3rd party developers (web
browsers) the ability to implement "versions" all at once.  A web browser
could advertise itself CSS 2.1 compatable, and we'd all understand what
that meant.  Again, this has a LOT more to do with 3rd party implementation
than it does initial development.

I kinda feel we're jumping the gun here.  Just because it's taken a while
to this point, doesn't mean it will continue to be abnormally long.  We
just need to get all the 3rd party players to play nice.

Received on Friday, 1 July 2005 20:35:08 UTC

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