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Re: [css3-text] Splitting CSS Text into Level 3 and Level 4

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:24:24 -0800
Message-ID: <4EDD6EC8.3040709@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 12/02/2011 06:49 AM, Florian Rivoal wrote:
>
> I've made a little draft of what the proposed @text-transform could look like,
> and how it would be used to solve the use cases we've discussed so far:
>
> http://wiki.csswg.org/ideas/at-text-transform
>
> This is a first try, so I am sure that a lot of things can be tweaked, but
> I think that this illustrates that a generic mechanism:
>
> 1) wouldn't be very hard to spec
> 2) wouldn't be very hard to use
> 3) could be used by authors to solve many more use cases that
> the ones th WG has identified and understands well

Florian, thank you for taking on the job of drawing up this proposal.
I agree we should pursue this. However, the intention of splitting
the draft between Level 3 and Level 4 is to focus on the existing set
of more stable features in order to stabilize them for unprefixing. I
think it is best for us to focus on those features so that we can get
them to CR rather than being sidetracked by what we want to work on
next.

There will always be a feature that we think is exciting and urgent
and want to add to a late-stage draft, but this is not a way to make
progress in shipping things. If the existing draft precludes adding
the new feature, then we should consider holding back, but in this
case nothing in the current design prevents us from adding
@text-transform later.

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 01:24:56 GMT

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