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Re: CSS Selectors test 146a/b

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 21:45:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: Allan Sandfeld Jensen <kde@carewolf.com>
Cc: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0507032139020.3938@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 3 Jul 2005, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> >
> > Why can't b be negative?
> 
> Because the syntax is "an+b" with comments on special cases of a=0, b=0 
> and negative a, but no mention of a special case of negative b. So if b 
> was negative and the syntax was maintained it would be "an+-b".
> 
> Besides the negative values of b are redundant, so I expect the 
> exclusion of them to be deliberate.

The spec says:

   "The a and b values must be zero, negative integers or positive 
   integers."

I'll grant you the spec is a bit poor about this. I'll look into making it 
better when I do the edits for our post-CR issues.

Cheers,
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