Re: New drafts, CSS 2.1, css3-webfonts, css3-fonts, css3-background, css3-ui

Also sprach Tom Gilder:

 > >
 > While I feel that incorporating errata and cleaning up the specification is a
 > good thing, I'm not too sure about this practice of removing properties and
 > values.

 > Could someone possibly clarify the reasoning behind the major changes?

We've tried to argue for why this is a good thing in:

 > After all, isn't the idea of CSS to be as backwards-compatible as possible?

Indeed. And, due to the forward-compatible parsing rules, a style
sheet containing e.g. this rule:

  @page {
    marks: crop;

will be treated exactly the same way as before, since no browsers implement it. 

 > To
 > me, it doesn't make sense removing things simply because they haven't been
 > widely implemented yet.

The features will still be described in CSS 2.0 (which continues to be
available), and in CSS 3 (if enough people thik it's valuable
functionality for the future).

              Håkon Wium Lie                          cto °þe®ª        

Received on Monday, 5 August 2002 08:23:29 UTC