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Re: [css3-conditional] feature queries

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:50:44 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTik9VwcDnsZzD4EvNqvxsoFt9P_Gkg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 12:46 AM, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com> wrote:
> On 14/06/2011 12:25 PM, L. David Baron wrote:
>> I actually think this requirement is good; I think testing for a
>> property-value pair rather than just a property is likely to be the
>> right level of feature detection.  I could be wrong, though.
>
>
> After seeing many comments from authors here and in other mailing list over
> many years, the overwhelming consensuses is to query the support of just the
> property.

That would make it impossible to test if a property was changed to
accept a new kind of value.  That seems extremely unfortunate.  It
also increases the probability of lying - experience has shown that
the less specific the query is, the more likely it will be degraded by
lies.

~TJ
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