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Re: [css4-values] Global Keywords 'normal', 'auto', 'none', 'default'

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 16:22:43 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDi5igwUMZhR+=cmV6Mq3Gy2p_edD7mSwWyfFs2-Thwcg@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> On 04/03/2012 10:11 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> I also agree with 'none', though not quite how you phrase it - I think
>> all list-valued properties should have a value that means "do
>> nothing".  Many of them already use 'none' for precisely that value,
>> which is fine, but we can go ahead and make it global.
>
> I don't think it's helpful to make it global. Then we have to distinguish
> between list and non-list properties, and there are other non-list
> properties
> that take the value 'none'... etc. It's more like auto and normal --
> commonly
> used keywords that mean different things depending on their context. And I
> think it's better to just leave that up to individual properties to specify.

After further thinking, I agree.  We should be vigilant about ensuring
that list-valued properties all accept it, but I don't know how to
specify a meaning for it for non-list-valued properties.  The meaning
we want here only works for properties that are purely additive.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 5 April 2012 23:23:32 GMT

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