Back before holiday season hit, Elika Etemad—better known as Fantasai—published WaSP Community CSS3 Feedback 2008. I gave it a read and came away with a number of things I wanted to say. So many things, in fact, that I’ll need to split them up into a series of posts. This here post will serve as introduction and hub, with links to the follow-on entries added as they’re published. All very Bray-ny, no? (Go ahead, groan. It only encourages me.)
Here you go:
I want to make clear up front that I’m not going to address every single point in the feedback document: it’s just too incredibly huge. I did think about making my own copy and then just filling in my reactions to each point, but that didn’t scale very well. Not only did it seem really overbearing and maybe just a touch egotistical, but some of my reactions were based on related topics in separate areas of the original. Besides, I know what it’s like trying to read a really, really long article, so breaking it up and just focusing on the parts that got me fired up made way more sense.
There is one thing I want to address before I start serving up the follow-on installments. At the end of Fantasai’s post, there’s a link to my 2006 post about the benefit of having a community liaison, someone who bridges the gap between the WG and the public. She then asks if anyone is interested in volunteering, but personally, I don’t see the need. The WG already has a community liaison: it’s you, Fantasai. It has been for some time now, thanks to your regular and informative CSS WG blog posts and other outreach work such as “WaSP Community CSS3 Feedback 2008”. The job is being done, and being done very well, I don’t think there’s any doubt that the Working Group is much, much better for it.