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Re: [css3-text] Splitting CSS Text into Level 3 and Level 4

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 12:23:39 -0800
Message-ID: <4EE11CCB.9070109@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 12/08/2011 05:38 AM, John Daggett wrote:
>
> This was not proposed as an exciting new feature, it was proposed as a
> more flexible alternative to the 'full-size-kana' value of the
> 'text-transform' property in CSS3 Text.  Several members of the group,
> myself included, have objected to adding 'full-size-kana' on multiple
> occasions.  This is clearly an issue which should be marked in the
> spec (it still isn't) and we should try to figure out a solution.
>
> If getting the spec to rec is your main concern, then I suggest we go
> with a very simple definition of @text-transform for now, get rid of
> 'full-size-kana' and resolve this issue.  I agree we can extend the
> feature in a later module.

I would rather defer full-size-kana from Level 3 than push a poorly-
thought-out version of @text-transform to CR. All the issue raised
against HÃ¥kon's 'text-replace' proposal also apply to @text-transform.
I don't think rushing through this by treating it as a syntactic
exercise will resolve those problems.

> As a general principle I think we should always be looking for more
> flexible approaches to problems, especially where internationalization
> issues are concerned.  Those are often hard to understand and get
> right on the first pass so I think it's better to take an approach
> that permits incremental improvements.

I think that's a good principle, and I'm not saying we shouldn't do that.

~fantasai
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