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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 21:24:16 -0600
Message-ID: <402AF1E0.40502@mit.edu>
To: ernestcline@mindspring.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Ernest Cline wrote:
> Unless you can think of a better reason than there might be another
> keyword that would be useful without a suggestion of what it might be,

Not offhand, but I've now spent a grand total of about 10 minutes 
looking at the CSS2 spec's section on paged content.... perhaps someone 
who has more experience with the problem space the spec is targeting 
would be someone to ask.

I just pointed out that given that "auto" is in fact an identifier, 
"auto | <identifier>" is somewhat meaningless.  It could be simplified 
to "<identifier>", as someone suggested, with default value remaining 
and the normative text explaining that the "auto" identifier is magic 
for this particular property in a particular way remaining.

It's too bad that CSS2 completely shut out all future possibilities of 
extension here.

Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2004 22:49:04 UTC

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