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

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 11:28:01 +0100
Message-ID: <D11B9145-D1C0-4D76-AE6A-2961CC068C31@S009>
To: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "'CSS specification-development list'" <www-style@w3.org>


> 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.

And maybe that's the problem.

No-one doubts the dedication and talent of you, of all people, Ian. But I
think the point being made by others on the list is that if something takes
as long as this, shouldn't we be seriously looking at the process itself?
Even if we had three of you Ian, it would still be too slow :)

So for me, the real question is whether large, monolithic standards are the
way to meet the needs of a web that changes by the day.



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