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Re: [SelectorsAPI] Selector detection needed?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 15:39:42 +0200
To: "Daniel Glazman" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.t88tkgxf64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 07 Apr 2008 15:29:50 +0200, Daniel Glazman  
<daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> I don't expect authors to do this. I expect them to simply code against  
>> what the user agent supports they're developing for. (Which is what I  
>> would do too, admittedly.)
> You made me laugh a lot here. "what the user agent supports" ??? When
> you're developing a cross-browser web site ? Ask a web designer,
> Anne !!!

Cross-browser typically means browser X, Y and Z. Not browser N for any  
value of N. And yes, it's not always pretty, but having standardized  
conditionals doesn't make it any better and I fear it would be a huge  
complexity tax on user agent developing teams, giving them less time to  
focus on interoperability (which is what we really want).

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 7 April 2008 13:40:33 UTC

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