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Re: [css3-backgrounds] Example XV inconsistent with prose of section 3.6

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:00:33 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimiYFH68zp+6B7p_JKH7AAuQEyd3vvixZRB6e_f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Am I misunderstanding, or is the proposal that all querying for style in other fashions (i.e. not with computed style) should never include the keyword 'center' in the output?
>
> Should 'left', 'top', 'right', and 'bottom' also be avoided when possible or is it a specific dislike of 'center'?
>
> Personally, I think it's wrong-headed to convert author-specified "center" to "top 50%" or "left 50%" because (a) it's conceptually different and (b) it's longer.  But apparently the consensus is to move in that direction, so I just want to get clear on the mental model being adopted.

It's not conceptually different.  'center' expresses the exact same
relationship as as "left 50%" or "top 50%".  It is slightly longer,
but only by one or two bytes.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 21:01:25 GMT

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