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

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 11:15:57 +0100
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To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>

On Mar 3, 2011, at 22:19, fantasai wrote:

> 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".

Also within W3C, one of the MathML specs, "A MathML for CSS profile," has been waiting since August: http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/PR-mathml-for-css-20100810/



Bert
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