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Re: Levels and modular structure

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 07:52:12 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA_+ZhFJHV91Ph9sLKxJVzd2AegKTH5TOg7TMOZHdSeYA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Cc: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 5:42 AM, Christoph Päper
<christoph.paeper@crissov.de> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr.:
>> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:32 AM, Christoph Päper
>>> A major problem remains, though, in that some but not all parts of the monolithic level 2 specification have been moved into modules.
>> Why is that a problem?
> It means that modules have to normatively reference all (or nothing) of CSS level 2 (revision 1). Accordingly, conforming implementations of such a module would have to support CSS 2.1 completely. (Actually it probably wouldn’t have to but it’s somewhat implied.)

I must ask again: why is that a problem?  That's *intended*.

>> I see nothing wrong with a splitting a module so that a piece contains only part of the down-level spec.
> That’s fine, as long as there is another piece with the other parts.

Well, yeah.  Unless you're deprecating a feature, of course all of the
previous-level parts should exist in *some* module.

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