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ability to change syntax (was Re: [css3-transforms] Making transform-origin a list, converting transform to comma separated)

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 17:45:31 +0100
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com>, robert@ocallahan.org, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120206164531.GB25676@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Monday 2012-02-06 00:38 -0800, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 3:29 PM, Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com> wrote:
> > There is a recent thread on this list by Tab & fantasai about review of
> > functional notation in CSS, pretty much everything suggested there would
> > also break backwards compatiblity in incompatible ways just as much.
> 
> We could change gradient syntax, honestly, because I *kept changing
> it*.  It never got to stabilize, and browsers implemented it at
> various points, so everyone was somewhat different *anyway*.

I'm not yet comfortable describing anything about gradients as a
success.  I think it's entirely possible that the number of changes
the working group has made will lead to serious failure.  And I
think it's definitely not a model we should emulate.

-David

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