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[css3-values] Remove issue about attr() auto-inferring type

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:35:09 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA0CZAorMW_n7chjX7g-FY4CZ0hv6tTR2NywTowCb0vJA@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
The attr() section of CSS3 Values
<http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-values/#attr> currently has an issue
asking if we can just infer the type of the value if attr() is used on
a property that only accepts a single type.

This would be a bad idea.  It means that if a property is ever defined
to take a single type of value, we are then unable to change it in the
future to take two or more types of values without possible breaking
attr() use.

I think the note should just be removed.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 15 September 2011 22:35:56 GMT

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