[whatwg] Styling <details>

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Jan 2 21:23:49 PST 2013

On 1/3/13 12:10 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jan 2013, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> On 1/2/13 4:37 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> Wait, Web Components isn't solving this? I thought this was one of the
>>> main use cases of Web Components.
>> [...] and it is certainly not doing:
>> 4)  Defining the browser-defined "custom" widgets using the
>>      capabilities of #2 such that authors can in fact style them.
> Why not? This seems like a pretty core feature. Without being able to do
> this, how can anyone reliably extend an existing widget, for example?

First of all, I'm not actively working on Web Components, so I can't 
tell you why it is or is not doing something.

Second, I suspect that the browser-defined widgets can end up with 
somewhat different per-platform implementations.  And different 
per-browser behavior and so forth.  So speccing them might end up being 
pretty nontrivial, and right now Web Components have bigger fish to fry 
(like allowing authors to define widgets).

Long-term this is probably in the goals, but we're talking years.


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