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

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 21:11:03 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FA122FEC823D524CB516E4E0374D9DCF0FCE9E1F@TK5EX14MBXC132.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
I was speaking in the English sense, not the "I can redefine blue as green and assert anything" sense.

-´╗┐ Brian


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 2:01 PM
> To: Brian Manthos
> Cc: fantasai; Sylvain Galineau; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [css3-backgrounds] Example XV inconsistent with prose of
> section 3.6
> 
> 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

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