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Re: Capability

From: Christopher Tom <cctom@hawaii.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 00:17:43 -1000
Message-ID: <45A60EC7.1050501@hawaii.rr.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

The existence of deployed content would make it more than simple 
implementation, but how would dependence on existing functionality 
negate the viability of a different specification which provides the 
same functionality?

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 09:48:42 +0100, Christopher Tom 
> <cctom@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
>> I don't think the simple existence of implementations necessarily 
>> makes a difference.
> It does. It means there may be deployed content which relies on 
> existing functionality.
>> Implement the new specification and the point becomes moot.
> See above.
As I understand it, Internet Explorer's implementation of vertical text 
is based on Microsoft extensions to CSS.  Even if CSS adopts a different 
specification, support for these extensions could continue in a way 
which is transparent to the user.
> (Now it's not entirely clear what this thread is exactly about, but 
> for vertical text Internet Explorer has got things working. And that's 
> been deployed for quite some time now.)
> --Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Thursday, 11 January 2007 10:29:36 UTC

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