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Re: [css-syntax] ISSUE-329: @charset has no effect on stylesheet??

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:39:40 +0000
Message-ID: <CADnb78gaCFapHFD9GJ==DLzW2W4-+yfxDjdrcmUVXVprLqQX1A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote:
> I don't expect that the ordinary user of CSS will see any sophistication
> here - for them this is just an @-rule with some special characteristics
> that they need to get right if it's going to be effective. Why don't we just
> frame it that way in the spec?  I think the benefit would be that (a) it's
> more straightforward, and (b) that it doesn't make it look like we suck
> (instead, those people who don't follow the special rules would just make
> pages that suck).

The suckage cannot be removed. For compatibility it has to show up in
the object model. That's the whole problem. If that was not a
requirement we could skip the @charset bytes before parsing and treat
@charset rules as errors during parsing.

Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:40:10 UTC

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