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Re: CSS Properties Milestone: Enumerating CSS Properties

From: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:16:18 -0800
Message-ID: <CAPwaZpUaaoXMh8TWSmMJ_bxe7P6atUqqO1y_9t-jWsVBvyyrbg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
Cc: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Okay, another check point. I've spent the last few hours wrangling with
spreadsheet formula syntax.

For various reasons, the first sheet in the spreadsheet is fully
automatically generated based on formulas. The second sheet ("Manual Data")
is where we can manually apply extra data to specific css-properties
(modulo prefix), like if it's a shorthand property or if it's on standards

*Chris*, one area where you could help immediately is for me to fill in the
Standards-Specific column in the "Manual Data" sheet [1]. Ideally that
column would list the standardization status of every property, which will
help for prioritization (and *may* help inform us when we actually focus on
editing every article). For example, I imagine the legal values would be
something like:

   - <the monolithic CSS specs before 2.1>
   - CSS2.1
   - *The remaining values are for the status of each individual sub-module
   - R
   - CR
   - WD
   - ED
   - Proprietary (for anything where no standards discussion has started)

Does that sound like something you can help with in the next day or so?



On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 9:31 AM, Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>wrote:
>> Also with this it would be great to have a property page to point to as a
>> great example for the content.
> 100% agreed--so much so that it's already in the plan. :-)
>> So, is there currently a property page that is a shining example of how
>> things should be done for the rest, or is it something that needs to be
>> made?
> Not yet. When I complete the survey (later today) I'm going to try to
> identify one. Before the announcement we used font-size as our
> demonstration one, because it was both straightforward but also a slight
> bit complex.
>> -Garbee
>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 7:18 AM, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com> wrote:
>>> I would be happy to help with this. How can I pitch in? Would it help
>>> for me to go through the specs (CSS 2, CSS3 modules?) and check them to see
>>> if there is anything missing from your list?
>>> Or if they have been checked sufficiently, I could help you add
>>> priorities/fill in the exists column.
>>> Just let me know what's best - I obviously don't want to end up
>>> duplicating work.
>>> 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 12 Jan 2013, at 01:30, Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com> wrote:
>>> > Update: I've made a fair bit of progress in the sheet, automatically
>>> concatenating all property names from the WebKit Inspector, WPD, and all of
>>> the prefixed properties from
>>> http://peter.sh/experiments/vendor-prefixed-css-property-overview/ ,
>>> then taking only the unique ones (modulo prefix) and keeping track of which
>>> ones came prefixed.
>>> >
>>> > I'll add priorities on Monday (and update the Exists? column with if
>>> the page already exists in WPD).
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 2:20 PM, Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Hi all,
>>> >
>>> > The first step in the project plan [1] is to enumerate all CSS
>>> properties so that we can decide which ones are targeted in the milestone
>>> and then track progress on them.
>>> >
>>> > In the near future we'll want to use Garbee's Bug Genie install, but
>>> in order to not block I've temporarily started tracking them in a Google
>>> Spreadsheet [2]. The spreadsheet is world editable, so you don't even need
>>> a Google Account to edit it (although it is nice for revision history
>>> reasons if you use one).
>>> >
>>> > My goal is to have this list be an exhaustive enumeration of all CSS
>>> properties (modulo prefixes) that are accepted by mainstream browsers. It's
>>> taking longer than I expected!
>>> >
>>> > My work plan is this:
>>> >        Copy and paste the list of CSS properties from within Chrome's
>>> Dev Tools (with any prefixes removed), which is a complete list of all CSS
>>> properties that WebKit currently understands (minus the 'shorthand'
>>> properties)
>>> >        Go through the list of CSS properties on WPD currently [3] to
>>> make sure that list isn't missing any, and to keep track of which pages
>>> already have a URL on WPD
>>> >        Go through other listings I can find (e.g. MDN) to make sure
>>> my list is a superset of properties
>>> >        Take note of which ones appear to be non-standards track (e.g.
>>> -webkit-appearance)
>>> >        Go through the list to come up with a preliminary priority
>>> breakdown (P0 = Critical, P1 = Important to have, P2 = Good to have, P3 =
>>> Not required, P4 = Can wait)
>>> >        Circulate for comment with this list.
>>> > This is turning out to be quite a bit of work. :-) Let me know if
>>> you're interested in pitching in on this step.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > --Alex
>>> >
>>> > [1] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Tasks/CSS_Property_Milestone
>>> > [2]
>>> https://docs.google.com/a/chromium.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkRs-89PKiZpdE0xdm9Sb1ZvRW1ZRzMtWEdyU0Z4OEE#gid=0
>>> > [3] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties
>>> >
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