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

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 00:49:07 +0200
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <buv477h751fj7c5q0nvn2nh4shgftigqes@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>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.

At that point the rule can be changed to say the default is specified
individually for each property, or that exceptions to the rule are.
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