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Re: [CSS21] The grammar of url() token

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 21:59:36 -0800
Message-ID: <47C4FC48.20503@inkedblade.net>
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org

Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Bert Bos wrote:
> 
>  > But to answer the question about the comma: We wanted to preserve the
>  > possibility of adding arguments to the url(), e.g.,
>  > url(http://example.com/,cookie=hfdh455f).
> 
> That is (IMHO) a horribly ugly syntax; the delimiter
> needs to be tall if it is to be obvious, and a semi-colon
> would be far clearer to the reader than a comma (which
> actually looked like a period in the e-mail, and only
> became a clear comma when I replied using a monospaced
> font).

A better future extension would be URL fallbacks, imo:

   background-image: url(image.svg, image.png, image.gif, image.jpg);

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 27 February 2008 05:59:21 GMT

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