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Re: The CSS Problem

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:15:33 -0500
Message-ID: <50AB2005.1060306@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 11/20/12 1:05 AM, Jens O. Meiert wrote:
> As far as I
> know CSS did surprisingly well without any good layout mechanism for
> more than a decade.

Due to several factors:

1) People abusing floats all over to create multicolumn layouts.
2) People abusing tables to create grid layouts.
3) UAs putting in heroic efforts to stay compatible with all this 
hackery, at the cost of page layout speed and the code being understandable.
4) The spec putting in heroic efforts to stay compatible with the 
hackery, at the expense of being understandable.

Basically, CSS only did well for lack of other options...

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:16:02 GMT

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