Re: Open UI + CSSWG joint meeting

Hey folks,

I wanted to re-ping this thread to see if there is any interest from the
group. @Alan Stearns <> and @Rossen Atanassov
<> can we add this to this weeks agenda.
Should take only about 5 minutes at the most at the beginning of the call?


On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 10:46 AM Greg Whitworth <>

> Hey folks,
> In the CSSWG we continue to be discussing form controls and possible
> pseudo elements for them, such as the file and range controls. As we
> discussed in the last CSSWG F2F there is overlap with the work in Open UI
> with HTML/CSS/ARIA since controls/components are a composition of all of
> them. At times states or parts end up as pseudo classes or elements but
> neither produce the complete story for what developers *may* need for a
> given control/component. While I am proposing this as a joint meeting, many
> of the folks in Open UI are also in the CSSWG and the goal for this meeting
> is to focus on form control styling. Here is a proposal of topics:
>    - Holistic approach (quick intro into Open UI)
>      This will be similar to the presentation I gave at the last F2F so
>    I'll go through it quickly but it sets the stage for the rest of the
>    discussions. I'll end with a rough agenda and what the CSSWG+Open UI team
>    can do to ensure that we have an agreed upon holistic approach while also
>    taking potentially smaller steps where possible. I'd like to record this if
>    possible so we can reference it in the future.
>      Goal: General understanding of how Open UI is approaching a holistic
>    exploration of UI components/controls
>    - Open UI control/component definition paradigm (parts, behaviors,
>    states, view)
>       Worthwhile prior reading:
>       Primary Goal: What are the group's thoughts on this paradigm for a
>    specification?
>       Secondary Goal: What are the group's thoughts from an UA
>    implementation perspective?
>    - Where do these reside: There are some more obvious ones (eg: psuedo
>    elements/classes) but should there be a more cohesive tie together? We had
>    recently discussed having a form controls psuedo specification.
>       Goal: No duplication of effort and a clear path. EG: If we have a
>    part, assuming we agree on the holistic approach in step 1 have a process
>    for psuedo elements (I'll have a rough proposal in an issue for this).
>    - Buckets of styling capabilities:
>       Primary Goal: Resolve on general premise and normative definition
>    for spec reference
>    - Interoperable base User Agent Stylesheet:
>      Primary Goal: Understanding of interest?
> Let me know if there is interest for this, we can possibly just make them
> a part of the CSSWG meeting if there is time. Also, if there would be any
> other agenda items - please let me know.
> ~Greg

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