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Re: [cssom] CSS Value API

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:02:56 -0700
Message-Id: <F391892A-F4E8-4641-ADCE-B8E43219E540@gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Estelle Weyl <estelle@weyl.org>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>


On Apr 22, 2010, at 11:30 AM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> This brings up an interesting point.  Are we sure that (1) colors are
> the only things that will be using single-letter accessors and (2)
> that no color types we define will ever have overlapping accessor
> names?  hsl has an overlapping "l" name with the proposed list
> accessor, and cmyk() (introduced in GCPM, iirc) has an overlapping "m"
> name with the proposed map accessor.  So far none of the colors
> overlap with eachother, if you consider rgb() and hsl() just shortcuts
> for rgba() and hsla().

I'm not a fan of using single letters to access anything. I prefer  
".list" to ".l", and ".red" to ".r". It just makes it so much more  
clear. I guess this could be a problem with something like .length  
though. 
Received on Thursday, 22 April 2010 19:03:42 GMT

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