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Re: Proprietary identifier names

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 00:00 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Christian Roth <roth@visualclick.de>
Message-id: <0HAY00MYQRSPYN@mtaout02.icomcast.net>

Ian Hickson wrote to <www-style@w3.org> on 22 February 2003 in
"Re: Proprietary identifier names" (<mid:Pine.LNX.4.50.0302220527170.3785-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>):

>    counter-increment: -moz-magic;
> ...will be ignored by compliant UAs, but:
>    counter-increment: _moz-magic;
> ...or
>    counter-increment: \-moz-magic;
> ...will not, and will therefore change the semantics of the stylesheet,
> which is precisely what we are trying to avoid.

The beautiful thing is that the declaration

  counter-increment: -moz-magic;

is perfectly acceptable within the constraints of the core
grammar as published. Values are not as restricted as are
property names and at-rule names.

I amend my suggestion to Christian: use an initial bare
hyphen-minus for proprietary value identifier terms.

Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>.
"The lightness of our relationship is crushing me to death."
—David Lester, cartoon artwork, circa 2002
Received on Thursday, 27 February 2003 05:59:12 UTC

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