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CSS is doomed (10 years per version ?!?)

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 01:37:18 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c801050629223753e94d1e@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

>From http://www.grauw.nl/articles/css-faq.php

"Say, 2 years for specification, 3 years before adoption by all common
browser engines, and another 5 years before the majority of users have
upgraded. That adds up to 10 years. Could be better, could be worse,
but you're talking about many years in any case."

This is one of those things that I read and didn't real think about,
but later it hit me.

I could get married, have a few kids and get divorced and attend my
child's first school play in less time than it takes to get a new
version of CSS out the door.

That's just sad and frankly something I'm not going to sit around for.
If anyone thinks I'm going to put up with a sloppy system for a
decade, then I'm just going to stick with Microsoft which doesn't seem
to have this problem.

Orion Adrian

p.s. Yes I know it's layered and it's only really 5 years between
releases, but still I think people should be outraged.
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