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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 18:33:22 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDmhu1H6OgywmKuXYmBdVZjXwqkb_Y7o2HMmWLXna1TTg@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 6:26 PM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>
>> > Wouldn't it make more sense to have a registry of vendor-specific constants on
>> > the wiki page?
>>
>> That doesn't seem necessary.  It also implies that vendors (including
>> the many small browser and non-browser impls) need to coordinate on
>> their number groups, while choosing an arbitrary 5-hexit prefix gives
>> you a very reasonable chance of avoiding collisions.  (Assuming you
>> choose the prefix randomly, we should be able to support several
>> million impls before collisions become likely.)
>
> Huh?  The wiki page is just what you describe, a simple form of
> coordination.  Choosing an arbitrary 5-hexit prefix is cute but a
> recipe for lots of typos in people's code.  Keep it simple, don't make
> me think, yadda yadda.

Whose code?  Nobody should ever be typing numeric constants, right?
The only reason they exist is because of tradition from languages that
don't have interned strings, or something.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 01:34:18 GMT

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