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Re: [css-device-adapt][cssom] Missing VIEWPORT_RULE definition

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:01:41 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCWrHL=U=EexyrUeOUb=7pqi+fiJvTKbUmhagJWRhWHBQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 09:47:38 +0900, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Agreed.  WebappsWG ran into similar "distributed number minting" with
>> error types, and just gave up on numeric codes in favor of names.  Old
>> types still return the values they were previously defined with, but
>> new errors just have a code of 0 and communicate their type solely
>> through their name.
> Actually we decided strings would give a better API going forward. We never
> really had a coordination problem for exception types. We used a wiki before
> we decided to revamp the DOM specification.

I remember differently, but whatever.  Strings definitely are better
than numeric constants, even without coordination problems.

> We have a similar wiki page for CSSOM that people can use to register new
> constants:
> http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/cssom-constants
> Nobody has done so yet it seems.

I had absolutely no idea that such a thing existed.  This should be
linked from the CSSRule section of CSSOM.

Received on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 01:02:29 UTC

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