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Re: Shadow DOM: Hat and Cat -- if that's your real name.

From: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 01:23:35 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, "dglazkov@google.com" <dglazkov@google.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, William Chen <wchen@mozilla.com>, fantasai <fantasai@inkedblade.net>, Hayato Ito <hayato@chromium.org>, "Blake Kaplan" <mrbkap@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <A1F40418-BD4C-4F16-928C-3AD8F5456F13@adobe.com>

On Feb 3, 2014, at 4:17 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
>> So it sounds like the working group is not happy with the cat and hat selectors as-is.
> Dimitri's email wasn't a question of whether or not the WG is happy
> (the minutes are clear), but a request to get the bikeshedding done
> *right now* and decide on some better names so we can make the thing
> before we ship.  Otherwise we'll be shipping with ^ and ^^ instead.

For sure you donít want to risk compatibility issues with other browser vendors. Therefore, I trust that Blink will follow the own guidelines, consider carefully and fully transparent if and why you would ship a feature. A feature that a WG (and some browser vendors with it) explicitly denied in its current definition. Quite likely this consideration will come to the conclusion to not ship with the feature in question enabled. This doesnít block Shadow DOM but would just delay an (admittedly very interesting) part of the main feature.


> ~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 4 February 2014 01:24:05 UTC

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