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Re: Supporting propriety "Extensions"

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 18:31:30 -0800
Message-ID: <00ad01c5194f$c89d9b10$c302000a@internal.toppro.net>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Anne van Kesteren" <fora@annevankesteren.nl>, <www-style@w3.org>

Thanks, Ian,

> 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).

I understand "how" but do not understand "why"...
What is the purpose of introducing namespaces using such strange method and 
notation?

Andrew Fedoniouk.
http://terrainformatica.com



From: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
>
> 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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