ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 1 05:25:08 PDT 2004
On Thu, 1 Jul 2004, Martin Kutschker wrote:
> Though Jim is a bit cynicical in some of his remarks I second that if
> WF2 doesn't deal with the important aspects of styling it's
> finalizations should be delayed until WC1 is finished or at least stable
> to some degree.
> What good is a spec if many aspects are determined by other yet
> unfinished specs? As a browser developer I'd wait for the CSS spec to
> avoid wasting resources. And even if some browsers would have
> implementaions web authors wouldn't adopt it because it lacks styling
WF2 has the same lack of styling possibilities as HTML4. It doesn't seem
to have stopped people from using HTML4.
I agree that we want the ability to create custom widgets and to then
style them and make them interact with accessibility APIs and so forth.
But I don't buy the argument that until we have this, the markup language
is useless. HTML4's widgets have never had this, and they are well used.
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