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RE: [css3-positioning] z-index and pseudo-stacking contexts

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:49:12 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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[fantasai:]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:15 AM
> To: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [css3-positioning] z-index and pseudo-stacking contexts
> 
> On 07/24/2012 08:57 AM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> >
> > [Simon Fraser:]
> >>
> >>
> >> I'd say no, unless there's a very compelling use case.
> >>
> > I strongly second Simon's position here; we should not make changes in
> > this area without both a compelling use-case and an understanding of
> > the impact it could have on existing content. (Or proof that it won't
> have any).
> 
> I'm not suggesting we make a change, just pointing out the possibility of
> a new feature. So the impact on existing content would be zero.
> 
Lack of impact on existing content is always good! But if it involves 
re-architecting the rather complex code that handles the existing feature 
set then there is still a reasonable level of concern that justifies having
solid use-cases. I think it's fair to say this is a very sensitive code path 
for any CSS implementation.
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