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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 74

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 06:53:05 +0100
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*Ian Hickson*:
> On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Etan Wexler wrote:
>
>> Interoperable practice at this point in time seems to be to accept the
>> mixed <number> and <percentage> terms.
>
>> 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.
>
> I agree it would have been easy to define the mixed case here,

Furthermore CSS3 Color probably introduces new mixed case values with the
alpha value of 'rgba()' and 'hsla()' being always a number between 0 and 1
(essentially a percentage) and for 'hsl()' and 'hsla()' hue being a unit-less
degree whereas saturation and luminance are to be given as percentages, i.e. a
mixture of three different types in the case of 'hsla()'. That will definitely
not make fewer authors mix value types in places where it's not allowed, too.

Alright, I'm already quiet.
Received on Wednesday, 3 March 2004 00:52:09 GMT

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