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Re: What to do with CSS properties that have been renamed?

From: Mike Sierra <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:36:05 -0400
Message-ID: <CAECD243fJAbZ9GaKjR6kDHbBuADS-JXMREB_cVbiLQAOZ7xxWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Cc: Jordan Pagels <jordan@realeyes.com>, WebPlatform Community <public-webplatform@w3.org>
I also agree the #2 solution is best.  This reminded me of an instance
where region-overflow should redirect to region-fragment.  To do a
redirect, do you move the page to the old name & then move it back, or is
there some more efficient mechanism?

--Mike S


On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:

> Ok, I think that’s more reasonable too, so that’s what I'm going to do,
> since nobody else has suggested an alternative.
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> Cheers,
> Lea
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> Lea Verou
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> On Jul 22, 2013, at 22:26, Jordan Pagels <jordan@realeyes.com> wrote:
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> For my two cents, I think that the second solution you propose of
> redirecting to the newest name and including a note with previous names,
> might be the best.
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> It is always amazing what people will manage not to read on the internet,
> so I think that would help avoid confusion.
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> On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:
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>> This issue is more prevalent with flexbox. Several properties have been
>> renamed over and over during the Working Drafts stage. For example,
>> flex-align to align-items.
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>>  Do we keep separate pages for these, telling people not to use them in
>> the summary and what they’ve been renamed to (such as here [1]) or do we
>> redirect to the newest name, adding a note with older names?
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>> I used to do the former so far in my cleanup, but it just dawned on me
>> that the latter might be a better approach.
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>> [1]: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/-ms-flex-item-align
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>> Lea Verou
>> W3C developer relations
>> http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou
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