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RE: [css3-page] Is auto a page identifier or not?

From: BIGELOW,JIM (HP-Boise,ex1) <jim.bigelow@hp.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 21:24:54 -0800
Message-ID: <79417AA297C63F4EA33B68AC105464A901A234D7@xboi22.boise.itc.hp.com>
To: ernestcline@mindspring.com
Cc: W3C CSS List <www-style@w3.org>


Your issue (#44) shown below has been rejected.  There are many uses of
"auto" in the CSS specification as a unique keyword that assumes specific
values and meanings that are unique to the property. So I don't think it is
right to, in this instance, say it is an identifier.  However, it keeping
with the way the auto assumes property specific means, when used as a
keyword it could take on the meaning of the unnamed page context when used
with the page property.  In keeping with "auto" being a polymorphic keyword
and not an identifier "@page auto" should be a syntax error in the same way
that "@page table-row" should be an error since auto or table-row are
keywords and not identifiers.

If you have further comment on this issue, you have seven days, until Feb.
17, 2004 to reply.

 -- Jim Bigelow, editor

Your issue:
> In the 'page' property is the value of "auto" to be treated 
> as identifier or not?  In other words, given the following:
> @page auto { /*A set of rules for unnamed pages */}
> Will it apply as the comment indicates or will it not apply
> to anything since "auto" is not an identifier?
> If it is an identifier, might it not be best to change 5.2
> so that:
> Name: 	page
> Value: 	auto | <identifier>
> Initial: 	auto
> becomes:
> Name: 	page
> Value: 	<identifier>
> Initial: 	auto
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2004 00:24:56 UTC

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