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Re: Supporting propriety "Extensions"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 01:46:59 +0000 (UTC)
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0502230145270.19631@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> > >
> > > ....BTW: my question about vendor specific units left unanswered.
> > > What to do?
> > 
> > Use _foo_%% I guess. (Where 'foo' represents your company.) Or -foo-%%.
> 
> Thanks for advice, Anne, but CSS grammar[1] treats units as part of value
> and all possible combinations are listed literaly there.
> 
> And no one human would understand the meaning of
> calc( 10px-100-TerraInformaticaSoftwareInc-%% )
> without taking glass of vodka first.

So don't use them. Vendor-specific extensions are not supposed to be used 
anyway, they're only for experimental implementations and internal code. 
For those two cases it doesn't matter if the units are obscure (e.g. 
"_moz_ch" would be perfectly find for an experimental implementation of 
the proposed "ch" unit).

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