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[becss] "Behavioral Extensions to CSS" no longer an appropriate name

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 12:52:48 -0700
Message-ID: <49C257E2C13F584790B2E302E021B6F914BE651F@winse-msg-01.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Bert Bos" <bert@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
CC: "Chris Wilson" <chris.wilson@microsoft.com>

Chris Wilson, one of the original authors, believes that it is not good
that the title of the specification has remained as is in spite of the
fact the document being essentially a different and limited topic.

We would like to suggest that a new title, such as "Binding to CSS", be
given to the document due to the significant change in focus of the
document. The behavior parts have been removed from the document.


-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Bert Bos
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 2:57 AM
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: [becss] New draft of "Behavioral Extensions to CSS"

The CSS WG just published a new draft for "Behavioral Extensions to 
CSS." See


This is an update of a very old draft and not much of the old draft 
remains. The draft used to have a property called 'behavior', which is 
now called 'binding'. Everything else has been removed. The XBL2[1] 
specification (by the WAF working group) handles most of what the old 
draft tried to do.

As the new draft says, the 'binding' property itself is specifically for

use in implementations of binding languages. By itself is doesn't imply 
any rendering. The effect, if any, depends on the type of document the 
property points to. At the moment, as far as I know, the only format 
that defines what it means if the 'binding' property points to a 
document in that format is XBL2.

As usual, comments are welcome. Please send them to this mailing list, 
<www-style@w3.org> and prefix the subject line with "[becss]" as I did 
on this message. That helps the working group to find the comments.

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

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