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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 14:13:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0507051410210.8106@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Orion Adrian wrote:
> 
> Has anyone thought of maybe finding a better process.

Certainly one has thought about it. One has not found any good solutions.

If you have any ideas, I'm sure we'd love to hear them.


> Actually I'm of the mind that the specs have to move forward even at the 
> cost of the current ones.

IMHO new specs are irrelevant if old specs are not well implemented.


> > You are of course welcome to contribute tests to the test suite. It 
> > would directly help in bringing the draft to REC.
> 
> Is that pretty much it? Any other positions open? How about editor? ;P

There is little need for an editor for the specification that Mark was 
referring to, since the spec is basically done.


> > There is nothing stopping a working group from working with the CSS 
> > working group on adding features to CSS.
> 
> What about non-working groups? I'm free to develop my own XML grammar, 
> but I'm not free to develop my own styling properties.

Yes, you are, so long as you use a vendor prefix, e.g.

   -orion-layout: rect(0,0,100%,100%);

...or whatever. Mozilla, Opera, Apple, Microsoft, YesLogic, and OMA have 
all done this already. It is even semi-legitimised by the spec.

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