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Re: Stylings only possible with Tables

From: James Elmore <James.Elmore@cox.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:02:26 -0700
Message-ID: <46817EE2.4010506@cox.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

Daniel Beardsmore wrote:
> 
> Spartanicus wrote:
> 
>> Regardless of whether or not a new CSS method allows implementation
>> algorithms to be reused, any new CSS mechanism would at best take a year
>> to specify ...
> 
> 
> Which is worse than the rest of CSS 3 how?
> 
>> about five years to be implemented ...

This side discussion in another reason why I limited my proposal to a few, 
relatively simple to implement, features. The UNIX philosophy of development is 
to provide small tools which can be combined to produce complex results. My 
proposal is for just a few changes, which (seeing the expressed need) can surely 
be specified in much less than a year and implemented much less than five years.

Even when it takes time to make the features available (through browser updates, 
etc.) this small proposal can be available to developers much sooner than a 
complete, complex specification. Can we split this out into a small branch 
version specification of the Box Model? Can developers be interested in a new 
flashy, easy to implement feature set that makes their browser better for 
everybody? (And implementing the features separately might also fix problems 
with existing, overlapping, extremely complex, table-forced code sets.)

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