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[becss] New WD for Behavioral Extensions to CSS

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 18:09:47 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200702081809.47963.bert@w3.org>

The CSS WG published a new WD for "Behavioral Extensions to 
CSS" (becss):


Long ago, this draft contained proposals for how to add (external) event 
handlers to a document by listing/linking them from within CSS. That 
work has been abandoned. W3C now has a WAF (Web Application Formats) 
working group, which is developing XBL2[1], another technology with 
similar purposes. The becss drafts has therefore been reduced to just 
one property ('binding'), to allow implementations of XBL2 and similar 
technologies to use CSS as a convenient "glue" to link documents to 

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xbl/

As such, the module is a bit of an exception among the CSS drafts. There 
is no typographical reason for having this property; nothing is defined 
about the effect 'binding' has on the rendering. In contrast to, e.g., 
'background' and 'content', which state that the linked resource can at 
most influence the size of an element, 'binding' currently puts no 
restrictions on what the external resource can do.

And so, feedback is requested. Please send comments to this mailing 
list, <www-style@w3.org>, and prefix the subject line with [becss], as 
I did on this message.

For the CSS WG,
  Bert Bos                                ( W 3 C ) http://www.w3.org/
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