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Re: Behavioral Extensions to CSS

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 22:46:53 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
cc: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@hotmail.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.31.0108012240010.800-100000@HIXIE.netscape.com>
On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> * Ian Hickson wrote:
>> The working group recently restarted working on this. Ideas from BECSS,
>> HTCs, AS, XBL, CSSUI and other proposed languages and extensions are
>> all being carefully considered.
> Three questions:
>   * What have CSSUI and BECSS in common?

Not much. Both have things in common with HTCs, XBL and AS though (namely,
CSSUI has stuff to do with UI and AS has stuff to do with script).

>   * What's "AS"?

ActionSheets. An old Netscape proposal.

>   * How do XBL, HTC and BECSS help CSS to fullfill it's goal to provide
>     a way to "attach style to structured documents"?

They don't. They help another goal, which is the ability to attach style
to web based applications, a fuzzy concept for which there is a lot of
demand and for which Microsoft, Netscape and others are currently
developing non-interoperable solutions. Since the aim of the W3C is to
increase interoperability of web based solutions, the W3C is where those
companies are coming together to discuss their solutions. The CSS working
group is the home of this project through happenstance -- the right people
being in the same place at the same time -- rather than anything else. As
this area grows, it is quite possible that one or more other working
groups will be formed to cover the issue.

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