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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 66

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 17:29:17 -0600
Message-ID: <4029694D.4030101@mit.edu>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Bert Bos wrote:
>     Section 8.5.4 (Border shorthand properties: 'border-top',
>     'border-bottom', 'border-right', 'border-left', and 'border')
>     <http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030915/box.html#border-shorthand-properties>
>     The heading should list top, right, bottom, left in that order,
>     probably.
> 
> CSS WG response:
>     Not changed.

Again, may I inquire why?  The top-right-bottom-left order is the 
standard order for all side-related things in CSS; listing things in a 
different order is very confusing to readers, who then waste time trying 
to figure out why the order was changed in this one instance.

Is there a good reason to keep the order as-is?  Or is the goal to avoid 
unnecessary changes?  (I can sympathize with that, for extensive 
changes, but this change just involves swapping "right" and "bottom" 
there....)

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 10 February 2004 18:30:12 GMT

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