Crhis Anderson answers Miguel de Icaza‘s concerns about Avalon. I’m very glad he does, and to have discussions like this in a public forum is great. I don’t totally buy the SVG and CSS both were passed on because they weren’t adaquate to meet our needs. I’ve heared this way to many times before as an excuse to reinvent the wheel and having to answer to no-one. Although it’s not embrace and extend we’re used to, I would have preferred them to implement standards correctly and then make additions through contributing to standard bodies like W3C.