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RE: [css3] "Selectors that People Actually Use"

From: Alan Gresley <alan1@azzurum.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:50:29 -0700
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080220195028.34b83c2f3c9bef00757a2c62c0fb7450.fae515efec.wbe@email.secureserver.net>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:14:18 +0100, Alan Gresley <alan1@azzurum.com> wrote:
> > Then there is this majestic language of CSS which is progressive and is  
> > never static. It is developed in a way that allows for new properties to  
> > be constantly added and styles web documents from 1994 to way into the  
> > future. When developing it, it is to be kept in mind that what is added  
> > should allow for progressive enhancement, so we must constantly be aware  
> > of past and future implementations. The future should be treated with a  
> > greater perspective. Unknown behaviors by browsers should not be  
> > considered in this argument.
> 
> Euhm, this is also true for HTML, SVG, XHTML, etc. Heck, even XML is being  
> revised as "errata". Most successful languages on the Web evolve this way  
> and have to take all that into account, nothing specific to CSS.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>


Ok let me put it like this.

Static:

HTML 3.2
HTML 4.0

Presently being refined:

HTML 4.1
XHTML 1.0
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 2.0
XML 1.0
XML 1.1

Developing:

HTML 5.0


Earlier versions of these languages are left behind and become static. Some tags and attributes are dropped and new one are added. CSS1 though is still alive and well in CSS2.1 and will be in future versions of CSS.


Alan

http://css-class.com/
Received on Thursday, 21 February 2008 02:50:48 GMT

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