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Re: [css3-values] Physical length units

From: Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 20:47:28 +0200
Message-ID: <4F4143C0.3050104@gmail.com>
To: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
CC: Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style@w3.org
On 19/2/12 20:22, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> 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)
>>
I don't see why not. I'd suggest including the same quotes you did in 
this email, so that people understand what you're talking about and why 
such a list would be helpful.

-- 
Lea Verou (http://lea.verou.me | @LeaVerou)
Received on Sunday, 19 February 2012 18:48:00 GMT

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