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Re: [CSS21] WG process - next steps for CSS21?

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:19:57 -0800
Message-ID: <4D7005FD.1060507@inkedblade.net>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: Peter Linss <peter.linss@hp.com>, Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 03/03/2011 11:24 AM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> [Peter Linss:]
>> On Mar 2, 2011, at 10:56 PM, Peter Moulder wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 03:48:49AM +0000, Linss, Peter wrote:
>>>> CSS 2.1 has been in the pipeline for far too long, many other specs
>>>> normatively depend on it and it needs to be a REC to unblock progress
>>>> in other areas.
>>>
>>> What other specs are those, and what bits of CSS2.1 do they depend on?
>>
>> How about every other CSS module? EPUB? There are many others, listing
>> them isn't the point, there are dependencies, period. We need to move  2.1
>> forward and stop futzing with it. It'll never be perfect, that's what
>> errata are for.
>
> Quick example: CSS3 Selectors remains PR until CSS2.1 reaches REC. CSS3
> Backgrounds&  Borders is another well-known module that could find itself
> in the same situation.

I doubt CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders will make it to PR anytime soon,
as it doesn't have a test suite. But Selectors, Namespaces, and Color
are held up on CSS2.1. And that's only within W3C. The official "status"
of CSS2.1 prevents it from being used as a reference for standards
outside W3C -- such organizations are referencing CSS2.0, because it
is supposedly more "stable".

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 3 March 2011 21:20:38 GMT

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