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Re: if conditions again

From: Sebastian Hennebrueder <usenet@laliluna.de>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:18:09 +0200
Message-ID: <4C43FC31.8080508@laliluna.de>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Am 19.07.10 02:12, schrieb Sylvain Galineau:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
>> isn't this encouraging/enabling partial implementation of CSS?
> I don't see how and why it encourages them. Feature support detection
> does not make non-support of a given feature any more attractive for
> a browser vendor than it is now.

Assuming that only css versions can be checked in if conditions, a 
browser vendor can only decide between parsing or not parsing a block like
@if(css.version = 55){


If a browser wants to be better then other browsers, it will take a 
great effort to implement this as complete and as fast as possible. In 
turn it increases the pressure on specs to be more easily to implement.

> Besides, partial implementations of specs and modules already
> happens.

It happens but in my opinion this makes creating CSS a lot more complex 
as it should be. You need to be aware of all the features of all the 
browsers instead of just knowing what is in CSS version x.

Best Regards / Viele Grüße

Sebastian Hennebrueder
Software Developer and Trainer for Hibernate / Java Persistence
Received on Monday, 19 July 2010 07:18:42 UTC

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