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Re: Is There a Problem? (was: The Progress of CSS)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 04:15:52 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mark Moore <mark.moore@notlimited.com>
Cc: 'CSS specification-development list' <www-style@w3.org>, 'Etan Wexler' <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0507020406540.13594@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Fri, 1 Jul 2005, Mark Moore wrote:
> 
> What is most disappointing is that influential contributors like 
> yourself and CSS 2.1 editors like Ian Hickson and Håkon Wium Lie don't 
> seem to see that there is a problem.  Or possibly, the belief is that 
> this is an unsolvable or *necessary* condition.

Things would always be better if they were faster. As far as CSS2.1 goes, 
we're going as fast as we can. As I mentioned, we have had over 900 issues 
raised against CSS in the last 3 years or so. That's around one issue a 
day, every day, for three years. Each issue has to be logged, understood, 
discussed in committee, may have to have testcases created, user agents 
studied, and results tabulated, then a resolution has to be found, new 
text has to be written, edits have to be made, and finally changes have to 
be verified and reviewed.

Frankly I think it is a testament to the dedication of the CSS working 
group members that any of this happened.

If people want this to go faster, I suggest they put their money where 
their mouth is, and contribute tests for the CSS2.1 test suite. That is 
the biggest bottleneck right now for getting CSS2.1 to REC.

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