RE: style standards (was Congrats Jon Bosak and Tim Bray)
Simon, > -----Original Message----- > From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@s...] > Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 1999 9:49 AM > To: XML-Dev Mailing list > Subject: style standards (was Congrats Jon Bosak and Tim Bray) <SNIP/> > CSS is: > > a) a standard (in as much as anything W3C is a standard) > b) still in continuing development, according to various sources on > XSL-list and www-styles Everything about the web is continuously under development. The 'under construction' sign is always out, and probably always will be, at least for the foreseeable future. Certainly one of the main problems with W3C standards is that they are always 'under construction', leading to instability in the area of standardization. CSS is a case in point. We've developed a methodology for the internet where 'standards' are created through the process of iterative development, with implicit assumptions about backwards compatibility of the standards themselves and the products based on them. This is probably a reasonable response to an unreasonably rapid rate of technological change. But we cannot at the same time argue that flaws in current versions are going to be fixed in future iterations and expect users to accept this. This is the author's argument. Being 'under construction' cannot be used as a defense. Regards, D- xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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