Our First Weekend Discussion

Friday February 11th, 2000

I've decided to try something new at MozillaZine: a "weekend discussion". Every Friday, we'll have a forum on a topic of interest to Mozilla users and developers. Hopefully it will generate some interesting conversations.

This week's topic is "Web Standards". What are your feelings about the current standards "process"? About Mozilla and its standards support? About what standards Mozilla should support in the future? I'm also interested in getting some opinions from Mozilla developers on this issue. How do they feel about being the "guinea pigs" of the standards process, being the first to implement standards specifications and also being the ones to deal with the vagaries and inconsistencies between revisions in the current specs? How are developers feeling about Mozilla's standards support so far?

Our forums are quite civil, so don't be afraid to speak your mind. We'd love to hear what you have to say. Just click the "responses" link below to get started.

#5 W3C and Standards

by Tanyel <>

Friday February 11th, 2000 12:09 PM

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I think the W3C should be more open to outside input, using something like Bugzilla for people to suggest changes or new ideas.

I also think the term "Layer" is more intuitive than "Div" and standards bodies should consider things like that.

I think sdm is right about the reference implementations.

The specifications, for setting colors for the body of the document, confused me. It seems that 2-digit hexadecimal values (RRGGBB) are used for text and borders but 1-digit background colors (RGB) are used for the background. How is it possible to specify a 24-bit background color with 1-digit hexadecimals?