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[css3-fonts] Value issues

From: Jens O. Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:05:00 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikF=o7Bz1F7zt1us=iVs4cTCv3urL6GW8Ee4V-m@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
In the CSS Fonts Module [1] (yet this may affect more CSS drafts) I
suggest to “not repeat yourself” [2] in property values.

For example, “font-variant-ligatures” currently envisions values like
“common-ligatures” or “additional-ligatures”. Naming them “common” or
“additional” would be shorter and hence easier to remember while not
being any harder to understand (“ligatures” is already part of the
property name).

The same applies at least to “font-variant-numeric” which might
benefit from the values “lining”, “old[style]”, “proportonial”, and
“tabular” instead of “lining-nums” etc.

[1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-fonts/
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_repeat_yourself

Jens O. Meiert
Received on Friday, 18 March 2011 21:05:53 UTC

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