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Re: CSS Data Types

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:01:15 +0000
Cc: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-Id: <37A375EE-78E5-4522-B0EA-DBDB7CB37F65@opera.com>
To: Mike Sierra <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com>
I started to do this at the Berlin doc sprint. I feel that data_types is better to use than units, so I created

http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/color

which should probably be under css/data_types/color

and

http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/data_types/length

But more work is obviously needed.

Chris Mills
Opera Software, dev.opera.com
W3C Fellow, web education and webplatform.org
Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)

On 25 Feb 2013, at 18:39, Mike Sierra <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com> wrote:

> Looks like css/data_types/length copies most of the content from
> css/units/length.  Perhaps it might make sense to consolidate
> everything from css/units under the css/data_types tree, to
> accommodate everything else non-"unit" from that spec?  But I already
> added some initial content, e.g. about color definitions.  Other
> content from the CSS Image Values spec is not yet there.
> 
> --Mike S
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com> wrote:
>> I don't know the answer to any of your questions, Eliot. As far as I know,
>> we never really thought through how to represent CSS data types in a formal,
>> organized way.
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:15 AM, Mike Sierra
>> <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Also beware there's related content under css/units.
>>> 
>>> --Mike S
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi All.
>>>> 
>>>> I can only find a couple of data types in
>>>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/data_types. A few questions:
>>>> 
>>>> 1)            Am I looking in the right place for these creatures? There
>>>> are
>>>> many more. Need to create?
>>>> 
>>>> 2)            Do we have a page type for CSS data types?
>>>> 
>>>> 3)            In the spec [1] and where CSS data types are documented
>>>> elsewhere [2, for example], the data types are rendered in angled
>>>> brackets.
>>>> Anyone know why this is?
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>> 
>>>> Eliot
>>>> 
>>>> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-values/
>>>> 
>>>> [2] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/CSS/number
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
Received on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:01:53 UTC

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