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RE: Proposed ::last-line and ::last-letter selectors

From: Catherine Brys <c.brys@lib.gla.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 14:36:08 +0100
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Agree, this is so common in software design in general - start from a user/task analysis and prioritize the tasks that users care about. Been said thousands of times but still not heard..

The real potential for the web as I see it is to allow web authors to concentrate on the content and design an attractive layout/users interface which supports the content and the users' goals. The web should not be a place where you can earn credits for hacking quirky effects.   

Just my thoughts.

Kind regards,


Dr. Catherine M. Brys - PhD Eng
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-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Lachlan Hunt
Sent: 15 August 2006 14:14
To: Andrés
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: Proposed ::last-line and ::last-letter selectors

Andrés wrote:
> I don't understand you. Nobody is forced to implement *all* selectors.
> Is this a "hey, I support all selectors, use my UA!" thing??
> Why is "why" so important?

Because, why should implementers waste their time implementing a feature 
that nobody has any real uses for, when they could better spend that 
time implementing and fixing bugs in useful features.  Therefore, if 
no-one has any use for it, implementers won't bother and it will have no 
chance of getting in a spec past working draft.

> Designers should be able to do it, they'll always find uses. 
> They are tools to be used by designers creativity.

If you think designers will find a use for this, or if you already have 
one, prove it.  Please present some kind of visual design that someone 
either would use or, even better, is using that is difficult to 
implement using existing selectors.

Lachlan Hunt

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