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Re: [whatwg] Standards growth and complexity

From: Ashley Gullen <ashley@scirra.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 11:01:15 +0100
Message-ID: <CAABs73hS29BJiDaTqmS0ACNSVz3qz2_gMzfR3n0bDUnehBjKgA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Lewis Dexter Litanzios / ldexterldesign" <mail@ldexterldesign.co.uk>
Cc: "whatwg@lists.whatwg.org" <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
Adding is often the only technically sensible solution. For example if the
default CSS box model was changed, a vast amount of existing content on the
web that relies on it working the way it already does would be broken. So
new models are added instead, like flexbox, which solves a great many
problems with the old model. If the existing solutions were instead
altered, you'd just be replaced by probably an even greater number of
people complaining how WHATWG keeps breaking the web.



On 3 June 2015 at 00:22, Lewis Dexter Litanzios / ldexterldesign <
mail@ldexterldesign.co.uk> wrote:

> Hey,
>
> Philosophically speaking, it's probably a western thing - we're all
> obsessed with growth ~
> https://twitter.com/ldexterldesign/status/494915879176777729
>
> Regards
>
>
> On 18/05/2015 18:57, Jens Oliver Meiert wrote:
>
>> A few concerns about the growth of HTML &c.:
>> http://meiert.com/en/blog/20150518/fing-up-standards/.
>>
>> Personally I’ve been concerned about this for some time—from my view
>> common HTML and CSS code gets worse by the hour, with problems
>> typically being addressed by what caused them in the first place: new
>> features. (This is a generalization, but you get my drift.)
>>
>> However, this is solely meant to keep the topic alive.
>>
>> (Also shared with two other groups, posted separately to honor group
>> preferences.)
>>
>> --
>> Jens Oliver Meiert
>> http://meiert.com/en/
>>
>> ☆ http://coderesponsibly.org/
>>
>
> --
> ldexterldesign ldexterldesign <http://www.ldexterldesign.co.uk/>
> Lewis Dexter Litanzios
> User Experience Designer
> +44 7504 907 304
>
>
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