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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.


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Best Regards / Viele Grüße

Sebastian Hennebrueder
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