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Re: Syntax for Ranges?

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 13:26:46 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200511021326.46419.bert@w3.org>

On Saturday 29 October 2005 10:18, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Friday 2005-10-28 22:22 -0400, Kelly Miller wrote:
> > I was just sitting there thinking about min-height and max-height,
> > and I was thinking:  why not have a syntax for unit ranges?  Maybe
> > something like this:
> >
> > height: range(18px,30em) - No smaller than 18px, no larger than
> > 30em. height: range(18px) - No smaller than 18px.
> > height: range(,30em) - No larger than 30em.
> >
> > The syntax is the same as the one used in regular expression
> > syntax, but I think it'd work here.  Anyone got any
> > suggestions/ideas?
>
> See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/1999Jul/0053 for a
> previous similar suggestion.

It is no doubt possible to define 'height' as a shorthand for 
'max-height' and 'min-height', but I don't see the need. In finding the 
optimum of compactness, readability, learnability, memorability, etc., 
I think this shorthand hinders more than it helps.



Bert
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