Re: XBL in CSS

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 14:44:15 -0700, Bert Bos <> wrote:
>> My proposal would be to put the 'binding' property in the XBL
>> specification, rather than in the CSS specifications, thus making it
>> only a requirement if you implement XBL.
> It doesn't matter what spec you put it in, it's still in CSS. (It's also
> not very user-friendly to put a part of CSS in a spec that is published
> by another WG than the CSS WG, but we can maybe solve that with a good
> catalog of properties.)
> Sure, there can be profiles of CSS. Printers don't do :hover and they
> won't do XBL either. But the general principle is that an
> implementation on a platform that could do feature X, *should* do
> feature X. Optional features aren't good.

FWIW, you need XBL for the property to be useful. It makes no sense for a  
UA to support binding while not supporting XBL so it kind of makes sense  
to have it in the XBL specification, imho. Of course, having an overview  
of all CSS properties (and other stuff like selectors etc.) including the  
necessary pointers would be quite useful.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Thursday, 17 August 2006 21:48:29 UTC