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Re: Values of CSS properties

From: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:40:46 +0300
Cc: Julee Burdekin <jburdeki@adobe.com>, WebPlatform Community <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-Id: <656855D4-5A71-456E-A27A-DA5009D47C78@w3.org>
To: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Isn’t that the purpose of the examples section?

Lea Verou
W3C developer relations
http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou






On Jul 25, 2013, at 23:39, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com> wrote:

> While I understand what <length> means exactly, I am not sure everyone does. In order to be correct and accurate, as well as usable for newcomers, I think we should have <length> as well as one or two quick and short examples to make the newcomers figure out the usage easily and quickly.
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> So, say -
> background-position: <length> <length>;
>   background-position: 20px 30px;
>   background-position: 15em 5%;
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> Or something similar.
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> ☆PhistucK
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> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:32 PM, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:
> Yes, that’s what I’m talking about. Glad we agree. Anyone else want to chime in?
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> Lea Verou
> W3C developer relations
> http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou
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> On Jul 25, 2013, at 23:31, Julee Burdekin <jburdeki@adobe.com> wrote:
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> > Hi, Lea: Are you talking about where it lists the values:
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> > Values
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> > 20px 40px
> >     Any standard CSS...
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> > Yes, I agree: <length> is better than some arbitrary example value.
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> > From:  Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
> > Date:  Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:25 PM
> > To:  WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
> > Subject:  Values of CSS properties
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> > I see this pattern in many CSS properties. For example,
> > http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/background-positionSome
> > have generic data types as values (e.g. length), others try to use
> > specific examples.
> > What’s the correct way?
> > Personally, I think specific examples can be confusing, since the reader
> > needs to extrapolate the general rule.
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> > Lea Verou
> > W3C developer relations
> > http://w3.org/people/all#lea ? http://lea.verou.me ? @leaverou
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