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Re: [css-experimental] catch-all place for new spec ideas

From: Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 09:04:49 +0200
Message-ID: <CAERejNb70Bk3yO_Aj1VFdxCJU4omY-FtKBa=d8hwvkQ82ufv0w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 21 May 2014 06:41, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 10:21 AM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
> wrote:
> > Looking over CSS drafts these days, something that strikes me is that
> it's often hard to distinguish experimental feature proposals from ones
> that are intended for actual implementation and usage.  I think it creates
> confusion to have new properties listed in specs labeled "CSS3 XXX" or
> "CSS4 YYY" when those are really pie-in-the-sky items unlikely to ever see
> the light of day.
> >
> > I think it might be interesting to have an explicit "spec" labeled "CSS
> Experimental" for containing various ideas that haven't been quite flushed
> out or need more work.  Having them all together would help in curation
> too. Related features belonging in different modules could be grouped
> together.
> >
> > Keeping features in a catch-all bucket like this makes it clear to
> authors that these features are experimental.  For implementors, it
> provides a simpler way of discovering existing ideas for solving given
> problems.
>
> I don't think it makes much sense to have a ton of unrelated features
> thrown into a single spec just to indicate they're "experimental".
> Why not just figure out a way to better indicate that some feature is
> experimental?
>
> For example, we could add a small "Under Construction" icon next to
> the headings of experimental sections.  Would be easy to build into
> Bikeshed.
>

Totally agree with Tab.

If there's a need for having all at one place, though, there could be a
summary somewhere linking to these experimental specs.

Sebastian
Received on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 07:05:36 UTC

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