W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > July 2011

[cssom-view] Unrecognized - request for more information

From: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:37:21 -0400
Message-ID: <CADC=+jfCur6nTzvrqX_T1f_Vn-onQ7s7sRDQXR93H_8FZyGOPA@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
It seems that toward the end of 2009 Mike Wilson asked for a rationale as to
why the ability to access unrecognized/dropped rules via CSSOM was dropped:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Nov/0285.html

There are currently several projects and shim libraries in exactly the
situation he describes in his defense for retaining such an interface...
Personally I am not sure that that was the greatest interface anyway, but it
really would be great to have something _like it_.   Does anyone in the
relevant W3C group have any feelings on whether they could get behind a good
proposal to reintroduce some means of accessing at least "mostly processed"
meta-information already parsed by the considerably better and faster native
parser - or would it be likely to be DOA?

It seems that this would drive CSS itself forward by leaps and bounds by
making it considerably more practical to use new features in a reasonable
time frame without unnecessarily complex gyrations by simply adding a good
shim.

- Brian Kardell
Received on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 14:37:48 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 26 March 2013 17:20:42 GMT