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[css3-values] syntax of attr()

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:07:50 -0700
Message-ID: <4E728546.2000002@inkedblade.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Currently the syntax of attr() is
   attr(<ident>, <type>, <fallback>)
e.g.
   attr(bgcolor, color, black)

I get rather confused with positional syntaxes, because I can never remember which
argument goes first, second, etc. So I've been pondering alternatives and came up
with
   attr(<ident> as <type>, <fallback>)
e.g.
   attr(bgcolor as color, black)

which makes it less positional -- the type is more closely tied to the attribute
name than to the fallback, and then the comma behaves to separate alternatives
like it does in font-family.

Thoughts?

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 15 September 2011 23:08:27 GMT

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