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Re: w3 and css


From: Harald Hanche-Olsen
Subject: Re: w3 and css
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 21:08:34 +0100
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[William F Hammond <address@hidden>]

>> the git repository and ran git log, which tells me the latest revision
>> to the code was in May 2008. This does not bode well.
>
> Just because the last revision was a while ago or even longer does not
> mean the project is dead.  It may mean that the author sees no need to
> revise.

Absolutely. Which is why I said my conclusions were tentative. But I
also recall w3 being in an unusable condition last time I checked, which
admittedly was before the latest round of edits.

> For example, there's been no public update to my current project since
> the summer of 2007; the type of work going on does not quickly show up
> in code.

I believe the source code of TeX has been stable for much longer than
that. But it's much harder to make a stable web browser because it has
to track a moving target.

-- 
* Harald Hanche-Olsen     <URL:http://www.math.ntnu.no/~hanche/>
- It is undesirable to believe a proposition
  when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.
  -- Bertrand Russell


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