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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 74

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 23:43:53 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <5C39F2BE-6766-11D8-A256-000502CB1B77@stickdog.com>

Bert Bos wrote to <mailto:www-style@w3.org> on 10 February 2004 in 
"[CSS21] response to issue 74" 

> Your e-mail:
>     [...]
>     Is rgb(255, 0, 50%) invalid, then?
> CSS WG response:
>     Yes. (Was already like that in CSS1.)

Interoperable practice at this point in time seems to be to accept the 
mixed <number> and <percentage> terms. Safari 1.0, iCab 2.9.7, and 
Internet Explorer Macintosh Edition 5.2 each accept the mixture. 
Mozilla 1.6b rejects the mixture. I'm not a fan of such mixtures, but 
CSS 2.1 is supposed to be about current interoperable practice, yes? 
Additionally, a Hicksonian realism predicts that authors will make this 
mistake and concludes that the intent is clear, so there is no sense in 
punishing end users with a rejection of the value.

Etan Wexler.
Received on Wednesday, 25 February 2004 02:51:54 UTC

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