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17 March 2005

CSS 3 Modules dependencies visualized

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The CSS Working Group is developing its CSS 3 technology as a set of modules ; each module describes a specific subset of properties, syntax rules, processing model, etc.

Given the relatively high number of said modules (24 at this day), and knowing that there are interdependencies between them, it becomes quickly hard to follow what’s going on and in which order.

To help get a clearer view of the CSS landscape, I decided to fire up my XSLT gun armed with a bit of RDF…

  1. a spidering XSLT style sheet gets from the RDF list of W3C Technical Reports those that were produced by the CSS Working Group

10 March 2005

W3C True Face exposed

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…or rather W3C Team true faces.

W3C Team picture

The picture was taken by Richard during our annual Team day back in December, one of these too rare occasions where the Team as a whole gets to talk, meet, know each other, etc. Well, even then, it is rarely as a whole, since it’s extremely difficult to gather 70 persons from around the world at the same time and place, even once a year; and indeed, the picture linked above has only 50 persons; but it’s probably a good enough sample to get a good idea of what the human side of W3C looks like.

4 February 2005

GRDDL Test Suite

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I’ve announced recently the first release of a GRDDL Test Suite, whose goal is to allow to evaluate GRDDL implementations with regard to the specification.

The test suite is composed of

  • a series of input/expected output documents – for the time being, only XHTML input has been integrated in the test suite
  • an RDF list of these test cases, binding input and output documents, and defining the purpose of the test case – much as described in the QA Wiki on test metadata; the RDF vocabulary I’m using to that end is the one that was developed for the RDF Core test suite, mainly because it existed already – I’m not sure yet if this will prove to be benefitial in the end in terms of tools

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Picture of Dominique Hazael-MassieuxDominique Hazaël-Massieux ( is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Staff; his interests cover a number of Web technologies, as well as the usage of open source software in a distributed work environment.