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Re: How Do I Propose a CSS3 Spec Change?

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 21:30:02 -0800
Message-ID: <010f01c5e5b7$cce1e7a0$3201a8c0@Terra>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "W3C Style List" <www-style@w3.org>


From: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
>
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Wed, 9 Nov 2005, Felix Miata wrote:
>>> Is there a formal procedure to do this?
>>
>> Yes: Become a W3C member,
>
> Considering that's a fairly major entry barrier for most people...
>
>>> Do I simply send an email to this list?
>>
>> That is the informal procedure.
>
> Hypothetically speaking, say a really good specification of an original 
> idea for a new property has been drafted and sent to this list.  The spec 
> clearly describes in great detail about its use cases, how it affects 
> rendering, how it interacts with other properties, the box model and/or 
> other relevant sections of the CSS, plus describes how it can be 
> incrementally rendered, any parsing issues, cascading and inheritence 
> issues, etc.  The author also satisfactorily responds to all questions and 
> comments raised.
>
> What are the chances of such a proposal at least being discussed for 5 
> minutes (before being rejected) at the next CSSWG meeting?
>

It is better to ask: "What are main motivations of CSSWG? What are the 
goals?".
This will help you to estimate chances up front.

In real life and practical design good specification is a consequence
of acceptance of idea in general.

Andrew Fedoniouk.
http://terrainformatica.com
Received on Thursday, 10 November 2005 05:30:36 GMT

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