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Re: Values of CSS properties

From: Mike Sierra <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:34:42 -0400
Message-ID: <CAECD243ihY-zp7jGn8qhHxwXo3mTh2t50p2K7=Fvr276X0x28A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julee Burdekin <jburdeki@adobe.com>
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
It's linked from that property page: css/data_types/length

Otherwise a concept page about multiple values is easy enough.

--Mike S
 On Jul 25, 2013 4:50 PM, "Julee Burdekin" <jburdeki@adobe.com> wrote:

> +1 But I don't think we have such a page... J
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> From: Mike Sierra <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com>
> Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:47 PM
> To: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
> Cc: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>, julee <jburdeki@adobe.com>,
> WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Values of CSS properties
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> I prefer <length> with a link to the length page and maybe a brief note
> about percentages and keywords, but separate lines for 2, 4, and 1-line
> syntax.   Perhaps "accepts multiple values" should be a flag in the
> overview table, with a link to discussion of comma-separated syntax?
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> --Mike S
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> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 4:40 PM, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:
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>> Isn’t that the purpose of the examples section?
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>> On Jul 25, 2013, at 23:39, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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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>> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:32 PM, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:
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>>> Yes, that’s what I’m talking about. Glad we agree. Anyone else want to
>>> chime in?
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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,
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>>> 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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