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RE: CSS 3 Roadmap

From: Benton, Kevin <kevin.benton@amd.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 08:56:25 -0700
Message-ID: <6F7DA19D05F3CF40B890C7CA2DB13A4205BA5C83@ssvlexmb2.amd.com>
To: "Bert Bos" <bert@w3.org>
cc: www-style@w3.org

> On Wednesday 19 April 2006 00:44, Benton, Kevin wrote:
> > One more try :)
> 
> Sorry, Easter holidays...
> 
> >
> > Is the roadmap at http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work#table
> > up-to-date?
> 
> Don't rely on any of the dates marked as estimates. The working group
> has limited resources and we can't predict how long it takes to solve
> all issues on a spec. Even less can we predict when something will
have
> been implemented enough to change the status of a spec to Candidate
> Recommendation or Recommendation. That depends on the situation of the
> "market" and the internal politics of the various software makers.
> 
> If you are interested in a particular module, you can help to advance
it
> faster with detailed comments (especially if accompanied by the actual
> text to substitute), with implementations (in one of the existing
> browsers, but also in other products) and especially with test suites.
> 
> I just fixed the page to update the list of modules, because we
recently
> decided to split the Text and Paged Media modules into two parts each.

Bert et. al. - thanks for the update.  I do understand about having
limited resources.  I'd like to stop writing my literature in Docbook
and start writing it in XHTML/CSS, but that's difficult to do if the CSS
supporting it doesn't give me the functionality I need (page
headers/footers per section, etc.).  Paged Media is a key part of that.
I'm hoping to work with Firefox developers to get it implemented soon.
That will help me leave a lot of this Docbook stuff behind me and get
rid of a lot of tools & overhead that I won't need any longer...

I'd rather do things like...

<div class="titlepage">
  <div class="title">
    ...
  </div>
  <div class="subtitle">
    ...
  </div>
  <div class="author">
    ...
  </div>
</div>
<div class="chapter">
  <div class="chaptertitle">
  ...
  </div>
  <div class="section">
    <div class="sectiontitle">
    ...
    </div>
    <div class="subsection">
      <div class="subsectiontitle">
      ...
      </div>
    </div>
    <div class="subsection">
      <div class="subsectiontitle">
      ...
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
  <div class="section">
    <div class="sectiontitle">
    ...
    </div>
    <div class="subsection">
      <div class="subsectiontitle">
      ...
      </div>
    </div>
    <div class="subsection">
      <div class="subsectiontitle">
      ...
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

As you can imagine, yes, I can already do this stuff in Docbook, but
like I said, I'd rather do it in XHTML/CSS because then I won't need
specialized tools to publish with.  Any CSS3 supporting browser will be
able to print my material.

---
Kevin Benton
Perl/Bugzilla Developer/Administrator, Perforce SCM Administrator
AMD - ECSD Software Validation and Tools
 
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