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ISSUE-231 [again]: MINIMIZE and whitespace in CSS

From: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 11:36:52 +0200
Message-ID: <4811A634.50808@w3.org>
To: public-bpwg@w3.org

Apologies to bring up an issue that was resolved last week [1]... but ;-)

My understanding of the decision to postpone counting whitespace in CSS 
was twofold:
1. because we didn't want to introduce any substantive change to the 
2. because we didn't want to make too many changes in the document 
itself to have it out ASAP.

For 1., it's already too late, we introduced some substantive changes 
with resolution on ISSUE-234, and we're to publish the doc in Last Call 
For 2., since the code is already dormant in the code, I thought it was 
merely a question of activating it and performing minor edition updates 
(and Jo so much loves edition that he probably would welcome some more 
work in that area ;-)), but then I remembered the discussion on the 
definition of whitespaces in CSS [2], and realize it probably isn't that 
easy to handle it correctly, and would involve not-so-trivial changes in 
the doc as well as in the checker code, and its associated test suites...

Anyway, I'm raising this on the mailing-list as agreed during this 
week's call [3]:
	Given that 1. doesn't stand anymore, should we reconsider our decision 
to postpone counting whitespace in CSS?

If in favor, stand up, clap your hands, and reply.
If against it, let this thread die or vehemently oppose.
Because of 2., I don't think this is such a good idea anymore and 
cowardly vote 0 to my own proposal...


[1] http://www.w3.org/2008/04/17-bpwg-minutes.html#item02
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-bpwg/2008Jan/0048.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/2008/04/24-bpwg-minutes.html#item03
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