Technology requirements in browsers

Benton, Kevin kevin.benton at
Thu Mar 2 00:21:39 UTC 2006

> Benton, Kevin wrote:
> > I suggest we have technology requirements rather than specific
> > versions.  That way, we don't need to add new browsers when they
> > to meet the standards.
> Good idea.
> > So, I would rather see things like:
> >
> > CSS 2
> > ECMAScript 1
> >
> We might outline the policy change broadly (f.e. we'll allow the use
> technologies supported by popular browsers or available to most web
> users), but given that we're opening up new possibilities and don't
> have lots of implementation experience, I suggest we take a wait and
> approach to specifying exactly which technologies we allow and give
> developers some room to experiment and present us with some
> implmentations.

I agree.  Note that my reasoning behind throwing out the list above was
to simply pass along an example.  In no way was it intended to be a real
suggestion of technology requirements.  I'd need to do more research
before making any kind of suggestion there.

Having said that, when CSS3 becomes widely adopted, it'll make preparing
text for printing far easier than it is now.  I'm already using CSS2
with HTML(4) to do literary artwork, but CSS3 would be a lot better.  I
think CSS2 seems like a very reasonable requirement because it'll make
handling dynamic fields a bunch easier. :)

Kevin Benton
Perl/Bugzilla Developer/Administrator, Perforce SCM Administrator
Personal Computing Systems Group
Advanced Micro Devices
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