Re: How Do I Propose a CSS3 Spec Change?

From: "Lachlan Hunt" <>
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Wed, 9 Nov 2005, Felix Miata wrote:
>>> Is there a formal procedure to do this?
>> Yes: Become a W3C member,
> Considering that's a fairly major entry barrier for most people...
>>> Do I simply send an email to this list?
>> That is the informal procedure.
> Hypothetically speaking, say a really good specification of an original 
> idea for a new property has been drafted and sent to this list.  The spec 
> clearly describes in great detail about its use cases, how it affects 
> rendering, how it interacts with other properties, the box model and/or 
> other relevant sections of the CSS, plus describes how it can be 
> incrementally rendered, any parsing issues, cascading and inheritence 
> issues, etc.  The author also satisfactorily responds to all questions and 
> comments raised.
> What are the chances of such a proposal at least being discussed for 5 
> minutes (before being rejected) at the next CSSWG meeting?

It is better to ask: "What are main motivations of CSSWG? What are the 
This will help you to estimate chances up front.

In real life and practical design good specification is a consequence
of acceptance of idea in general.

Andrew Fedoniouk.

Received on Thursday, 10 November 2005 05:30:36 UTC