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RE: % is not a valid unit for border-width

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:23:18 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9710FCC2E88860489239BE0308AC5D170EB04F21@TK5EX14MBXC266.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
I guess I'm missing something...

Issue: I want to use <technology> in all browsers, but it's not available yet.
Proposal: Add <technology> via <new mechanism not yet specified>.
Counter: Why not use <technology> via <existing specified mechanism that is already agreed upon>?
Response: Because it's not supported in all browsers.

So...
Rather than push for getting all browsers to support an existing specified mechanism, it's preferred to start at zero in the spec process with a whole new mechanism?

/confused

-----Original Message-----
From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 12:20 PM
To: Brian Manthos
Cc: Matthew Wilcox; L. David Baron; Lea Verou; www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: % is not a valid unit for border-width

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Does calc in border-width help?

Given that his reason for not wanting to use box-sizing was that it
wouldn't work in old browsers, I don't think calc() would help.  ^_^

~TJ

Received on Friday, 20 January 2012 20:23:52 GMT

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