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

From: Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:46:58 +0100
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-bpwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-bpwg-request@w3.org]
> Behalf Of Francois Daoust
> Sent: 25 April 2008 10:37
> To: public-bpwg@w3.org
> Subject: ISSUE-231 [again]: MINIMIZE and whitespace in CSS
> Apologies to bring up an issue that was resolved last week [1]... but
> My understanding of the decision to postpone counting whitespace in
> was twofold:
> 1. because we didn't want to introduce any substantive change to the
> document.
> 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
> again.
> For 2., since the code is already dormant in the code, I thought it
> merely a question of activating it and performing minor edition
> (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

It so happens that a new version of mobileOK Basic is already lurking in
the wings, however for some reason I can't run Dom's HTMLDiff tool on it
to sanity check it. I'd be delighted to modify it further if that was
what the group wanted, of course!

> definition of whitespaces in CSS [2], and realize it probably isn't
> easy to handle it correctly, and would involve not-so-trivial changes
> the doc as well as in the checker code, and its associated test
> 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...

For the reasons you state it's a -1 from me.


> References:
> [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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