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Re: [css3-values] Physical length units

From: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 18:22:20 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMCRKi+XW5GKO5eKXUGXS0W0E=W4Rn2vHbOZwev6KSOwBtnxgQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style@w3.org
I'd be up for compiling something like that with input from others.
Should I start another thread for this purpose?

On 19 February 2012 18:06, Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19/2/12 19:49, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>>
>> I'm sure it has, and I don't expect anything to change with regard to
>> this - decisions have already been made and CSS has a history it's
>> going to maintain. I still don't like the result.
>>
>> I don't see CSS development to be sustainable in the long term without
>> the ability to author to a specified version. These "we can't do that
>> because it breaks backward compatibility" things will eventually be
>> one of the main causes for replacement technologies.
>>
>> I'm with Chris Epstein and co; CSS is the worst aspect of the web
>> medium: http://infrequently.org/2012/02/misdirection/
>
>
> I think it would be more productive if someone compiled a list of all these
> things where almost everyone agrees they should be different, but we can't
> do it due to backwards compatibility reasons. Ideally with pointers to the
> relevant www-style discussions.
>
> This would be very useful as part of the csswg wiki too, for two reasons:
>
> a) It would give everyone a better sight of the big picture as to whether a
> version switch is really needed.
> b) It would be a place we could point newcomers to, in order to avoid
> discussing the same issues over and over again.
>
> Given Matt's passion, I think he would want to help with a draft version of
> that list and a CSS WG member could take it from there.
>
> --
> Lea Verou (http://lea.verou.me | @LeaVerou)
>
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