[whatwg] Web development
norto at me.com
Thu Oct 10 12:13:22 PDT 2013
On Oct 10, 2013, at 2:45 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> Because to get something adopted in a browser, you need to do the
> following (not always in this order):
> 1. Have someone design the feature.
I have done this.
> 2. Have someone write a specification for it.
I have begun this.
> 3. Have some people write tests for it.
> 4. Have one browser implement it.
I have via having writ some XUL code had Firefox implement its most important feature.
> 5. Have another browser implement it.
An associate built a Java browser demo of the same.
> 6. Have another browser implement it.
> 7. Have another browser implement it.
> 8. Have people document it.
Not a coder myself, I need funding to hire and coordinate a team to reach the finish line.
> This is in contrast to "everything else", which just needs:
> 1. Someone to implement it.
>> I would like to see improvements to selectors. The way elements are
>> selected on a page is hard work! Why can't a child select a parent in
>> hover or any other target? HTML5 is a great advance, but in this case we
>> still have to rely on jscript for most things!
> For selectors, I recommend posting to the www-style at w3.org mailing list.
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