# Thursday, 06 May 2004

What are the 'technical, legal, and business issues' inherent in supporting a spec like CSS 2.1?

Jerry asked "Just out of interest, what are the 'technical, legal, and business issues' inherent in supporting a spec like CSS 2.1?" [via Scoble comments]

Others have commented this is a good question. Leaving aside the fact it was mine <g>, it is a good question since Scoble raised it as a reason for there being no developments in IE. More specifically, he attributes the observation to the IE team and has hence dumped the IE team right in it (and to be fair, is actually describing the problems ahead for the IE team, so they are hoping to deal with the issues).

The blame must lie elsewhere, and one can only assume the .NET/XAML team are the 'busines issue' at real root cause of the problem here. Other MS bloggers have described the rivalry between different MS teams, perhaps the last thing the XAML team wants is a high performance IE that all developers are happy with, they fear that WinForms(ClickOnce Edition) and XAML will get left out on the (metaphorical) shelf.

 

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