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Re: A CSS equivalent of HTML's DOCTYPE trigger

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 16:26:37 -0800
Message-ID: <4F0CD73D.3090304@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 01/10/2012 03:44 PM, Jon Rimmer wrote:
> Leaving aside the actual problem at hand, this thread is an example of
> the slightly frustrating nature of providing feedback and suggestions
> to the WG.
>
> Matt has a use-case/problem which the extant mechanisms within CSS are
> not capable of resolving. I made a couple of suggested changes in the
> thread that might help with it. But since neither of us is a member of
> the WG, how can we proceed? We can't raise issues in the tracker, and
> we can't edit the wiki, so we have no way to ensure the problem and
> ideas don't get lost in the mix.

Hm, the wiki is supposed to be publicly editable under /ideas. I seem to
have lost that rule. Restored.

> That lack of a structured mechanism for non-members to submit and
> track feedback is something that gives the WG the feel of a vendors'
> club sometimes.

Venders use the same mechanism, actually, so you're not alone. WG members
are supposed to collect feedback and do something with it, but as you note
this isn't very structured and it doesn't scale well. For concrete issues,
we have the relevant spec editors track them. But for more hazy things like
this, we don't have a good mechanism.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 00:27:12 GMT

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