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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 20:11:12 +0200
To: "Dave Raggett" <dsr@w3.org>, HÃ¥kon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com>, dbaron@dbaron.org, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.trnt4yq364w2qv@id-c0020>

On Tue, 01 May 2007 20:06:31 +0200, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> wrote:
> I think that we may differ on how effective CSS's error handling
> really is. It's great that there is a well defined way to resume
> parsing after finding something that isn't understood or which
> violates the grammar in someway, but CSS hasn't helped developers
> who are struggling to deal with browsers that vary considerably in
> their support for CSS. You have to learn all kinds of subtle rules
> of thumb which is a great shame for something that should be really
> simple.
> In fact, one could say that the problems with CSS and scripting
> dwarf any interoperability problems with HTML itself. However, the
> idea of converging on the parsing algorithm for HTML is certainly
> attractive.

Your arguments are applicable to implementations of CSS, not CSS itself.  
Maybe also a little to the CSS community for not creating enough testcases.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 18:11:30 UTC

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