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Re: [cssom-view] small update

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:30:35 +0200
To: "Mike Wilson" <mikewse@hotmail.com>, "'Www-style'" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t9yno9hc64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:19:48 +0200, Mike Wilson <mikewse@hotmail.com>  
wrote:
>> The main goal is achieving Web compatibility. When it became
>> clear that having no differences between quirks mode and
>> standards mode became feasible that became a secondary goal.
>
> Could you describe your definition of Web compatibility a bit
> further?

   http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/#support-existing-content


>>> Ideally, the spec (or a separate report) should describe the
>>> findings of the IE reverse-engineering and the deviations from
>>> this model chosen by the spec. Or maybe just add a clarification
>>> that the offset* properties in the spec are not intended to
>>> mirror the IE model. (But then everyone interested in the IE
>>> behaviour will have to reverse-engineer themselves.)
>>
>> Do you think this section
>> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/cssom-view/#background
>> is clear enough on that or do you want me to add a sentence saying
>> explicitly that it doesn't match current implementations?
>
> If chosing this path I would like to see comments in each
> relevant section, mentioning heritage and compatibility, f ex:

Why?


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Monday, 21 April 2008 12:31:28 GMT

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