The IE team is active on several W3C working groups such as SVG and HTML. As one of our three regular CSS Working Group (CSSWG) representatives, I wanted to follow up on the latest face-to-face meeting the group held at Apple in Cupertino at the end of last month by sharing some of the work and progress being made. While it aims to be representative of the three-day meeting, the list below is not exhaustive.
This convention avoids name collisions between standard and proprietary features; it also enables browser vendors to gain implementation experience and gather valuable feedback from early adopters without impeding design progress on the specification. In practice, this can also result in authors writing multiple declarations of the same property. A common example today would be:
Following up on feedback submitted to the www-style mailing list, the WG has begun discussing whether this convention needs to change to ease the authoring burden and support an accelerated pace of standardization for CSS features.
On behalf of the CSSWG, we very much welcome the feedback and insights of web designers on www-style.
I am looking forward to the next CSSWG meeting at Opera in Oslo this summer. Regular engagement with the W3C, developers of other browsers, spec editors and experts invited from the broader community is not just exciting; we strongly believe it is necessary to advance the state of the web for all users.
Sylvain GalineauProgram Manager
Edit 11:26am: correcting the link to proprietary extensions definition.