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Re: Shadow tree style isolation primitive

From: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 20:49:32 -0800
Message-ID: <CADh5Ky3zU0BEQ6nX83icPnh2=2STBOHZVL2+oVmT+yjtr8M27w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Olli Pettay <olli@pettay.fi>
Cc: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>

> ... Hanging "but"?! Oh lordy. Oooh, let me turn this into a contemplative
> sidebar opportunity.
> Shadow DOM and Web Components seem to have what I call the "Unicorn
> Syndrome". There's a set of specs that works, proven by at least one
> browser implementation and the use in the wild. It's got warts
> (compromises) and some of those warts are quite ugly. Those warts weren't
> there in the beginning -- they are a result of a hard, multi-year slog of
> trying to make a complete system that doesn't fall over in edge cases, and
> compromising. A lot.
> So there's a temptation to make new proposals (unicorns) that are
> wart-free, but incomplete or not well-thought-out. Don't get me wrong. I
> like new ideas. What I would like to avoid is judging a workhorse against a
> unicorn. Armed with your imagination, unicorn will always win.

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