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> Shame. At this point, it's probably too late, as we're all thoroughly trained to deal with the idiosyncracies of the W3C box model to bother using the CSS hack mentioned in the article to get us back to a sane box model where a box with a width:100px actually renders as a 100 pixel wide box.

It's never too late to do the right thing. As an extreme example, everyone who's used to it now, will eventually die, and I'd venture to say the web will outlive them all. (although probably not in its current form, but that's kind of the point) CSS3's solution is a good one because it allows people that are used to it to keep using their old dodgy hacks, and it also allows people who prefer logical consistency to opt in to that. It's definitely not too late.




everyone who's used to it now, will eventually die

True, but there's a continuity of already-written code and learning, both from those alive now and from that already-written code, that keeps things that aren't sufficiently bothersome from getting changed.


It's never too late to do the right thing. As an extreme example, everyone who's used to it now, will eventually die

And this "extreme example" somehow proves your point that it's "never too late"? If it includes people having put it with this dying, then I think, it IS too late.




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