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Re: Time to drop "almost standards mode"?

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:25:28 +0200
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <A9805075-17DE-409B-A590-40FDFECEB822@iki.fi>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>

On Jan 28, 2008, at 21:08, fantasai wrote:

> Why isn't
>  td > img { vertical-align: middle; }
> sufficient for this?

Normal Web authors out there don't know to do that. CSS2 failed at the  
Support Existing Content design principle now adopted for HTML5. Even  
when it isn't about existing content, CSS 2.1 still fails to adhere to  
the principle of least surprise as far as author expectations go.

I predict we will see a new round of author confusion around this  
issue when people start adding stuff like <canvas> to their existing  
designs and upgrade to the HTML5 doctype.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 28 January 2008 19:25:57 UTC

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