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Re: [css3-gcpm] border-length

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 15:47:24 +0200
Message-ID: <18677.62572.879261.708429@opera.com>
To: "Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Also sprach Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd):

 > >   border-parts: 1em auto 2em auto 2em
 > 
 > Knuth found it desirable to have different degrees of
 > infinite glue, as well as the ability to have varying
 > amounts of infinite glue of the same degree of
 > infiniteness, as in :
 > 
 > 	\hskip 0 pt plus 1 fil
 > 	\hskip 0 pt plus 2 fil
 > 	\hskip 0 pt plus 1 fill
 > 	\hskip 0 pt plus 2 fill
 > 	\hskip 0 pt plus 1 filll
 > 	\hskip 0 pt plus 2 filll
 
Right. Knuth also controlled the implemenation and didn't have to test
combinatoral explosions in various browsers :)

I'm intrigued by the power of expression and the elegant and humorous
syntax for it. But, do we have a hard-hitting use case?

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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