[whatwg] The src-N proposal

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 08:19:00 PST 2013

On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 5:16 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at apple.com> wrote:
> Without starting a debate on what semantics or aesthetics mean, syntax is a big deal.  A bad syntax can totally kill a feature.

Believe me, I agree; I named my last coding project "Bikeshed", after all. ^_^

This is why I find it puzzling that a syntax accepted by the RICG and
a lot of authors is being shot down by a few implementors.  This is
why I've been classifying the objections as "personal aesthetic
concerns" - I don't know how to classify them otherwise.  The proposed
syntax doesn't seem to offend average authors, who grasp it well
enough (it's a pretty simple translation from what they already liked
in <picture>).  It just offends a few of you from WebKit, some of whom
have been a bit hyperbolic in expressing their dislike.


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