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Re: Browsers will never get [block based parsing] right

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-www-style@farside.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:31:27 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050914153127.GD27207@lorenz.farside.org.uk>

On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 06:03:51PM +0300, Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
> Sure, @required wouldn't fix all the issues in the world, not even 
> all the issues we have when we combine CSS and HTML, but it does 
> give us (style authors) a few more tools to fight the UA bugs.

Can @required be implemented in such a way that it is useful with
browsers that don't understand it, or do we have to wait until all
CSS-capable browsers implement @required before we start using it?

Because it seems to me that a na´ve implementation (or design), i.e.:

@required {
  color: black;
  background: white;
}

would actually result in none of the rules being applied in today's
UA's. Or am I mistaken?

Regards,
Malcolm
Received on Wednesday, 14 September 2005 15:31:37 GMT

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