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Re: CSS 4

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:51:57 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDpmrU-bUd4JS3o2PzYs+0qeKSYt+MmdVMy3wSjbLBQUQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Jens O. Meiert" <jens@meiert.com>
Cc: W3C WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
On Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 3:54 PM, Jens O. Meiert <jens@meiert.com> wrote:
> Hey guys—
>
> what does the group understand as “CSS 4”? Is this written down
> somewhere? Would it mean something like “all of CSS 3, plus anything
> marked ‘CSS 4’,” or would CSS 4 extend/duplicate all CSS 3 modules
> when times are right? Or, are there considerations to move over to a
> “living standard” model too, making “CSS 4” somewhat of an auxiliary
> concept only for module versioning and such?
>
> Sorry if I missed prior conversations, and thanks for clarifying!
>
> (By the way, apart from concrete understanding my aim is to learn
> enough to decide whether we need a “CSS 4” column in
> <http://meiert.com/en/indices/css-properties/> or not. If you have a
> view on that, please let me know.)

What Simon said.

There is no such thing as CSS4.  There will never be such a thing as
CSS4.  (Or rather, if there is, it'll be because we iterated the
*entire language*, and threw away everything from CSS3.)

Just call it "CSS".  Numbering the language confuses people, because
they expect the number to increment at some point.  It hasn't done so
in 15 years, and we're not planning to do so in the next 15.  ^_^

Modules level because we have to deal with the legal/Process stuff and
produce stable documents every once in a while.  We're trying to make
that matter less to actual people with things like adding unlevelled
/TR shortnames that always point to the latest version of the
document.

~TJ
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