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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Refactoring woody styling (was Re: Woody Rant)
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2003 21:11:00 GMT
Joerg Heinicke wrote:


> Of course. But as I pointed out the current solution is not really 
> cross-browser, but only works for many browsers at the moment because 
> they are backwards compatible. I don't know if you heard of it, but at 
> the time Apple chose Konqueror as the base of Safari they said it was 
> because of the FAT gecko engine. And why is it fat? Because they added 
> backward compatibility here and there. But otherwise gecko browsers as 
> Mozilla were not accepted. But we with our new Cocoon forms framework 
> should not rely on browser backward compatibility, but exhaust their 
> new features as far as possible and appropriate.
>> What do you think?
> Agreement in general :-)

Cool. I understand your concern now, which is about standards compliance 
instead of old (dead?) browser support.

I totally agree with you. But being a relative newbie on the client 
side, I picked up here and there what seemed interesting to me to 
fulfill the features I needed for my current project.

Let's consider this as a prototype of the wanted styling features and 
work now on a cleaner solution. And the nice XUL things you've done at 
Virbus certainly make you, as we've just seen, a good candidate as a 
standards-conformance checker ;-)


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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