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Re: [css-grid] Punt subgrids to level 2?

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:17:12 +0100
Message-ID: <53578518.5030802@exyr.org>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 04/02/2014 02:32, Simon Sapin wrote:
> On 04/02/2014 02:20, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> During the f2f, I got private feedback from Rossen that, while the IE
>> team understands the value of the subgrid functionality, they feel
>> it's too much additional complexity to gate shipping Grid on.  Waiting
>> for it would likely delay exposing Grid to the public for some time,
>> which is unfortunate.
>>
>> I wanted to get feedback from Chrome's implementors as well before I
>> made any request, so I asked Julien Chaffraix about it today.  He
>> agreed completely - while the examples seem fine, the implementation
>> will be sufficiently difficult that it would delay shipping Grid for
>> several months at least, possibly more.
>>
>> Given that the rest of Grid's recent changes are minor tweaks that
>> will require only a tiny bit of implementation work before we're ready
>> to ship publicly, I'd like to ask to remove the subgrid functionality
>> from level 1 of the spec.
>>
>> I know it's currently at-risk, but I don't feel like that section of
>> the spec will be CR-ready before Chrome and IE are ready to ship
>> implementations of the rest of the spec publicly.  We should go ahead
>> and punt it now, rather than pretending that it'll stay through to CR
>> or delaying the CR of the spec due to this.
>
>
> Speaking for Mozilla: Yes, do it.

I retract the above. I find fantasai’s arguments convincing.

Mozilla is not excluding shipping some implementation of CSS Grid 
without subgrid at some point, but we haven’t decided yet.

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Simon Sapin
Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:17:36 UTC

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