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

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 21:59:53 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLZzLwMYZ1pWJrZANpOw4GgafDQUPUaPJaswd2B-=1TZew@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>wrote:

> 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.
>

Yeah, we see this a lot, along with the related "some browsers have a bug
that makes <feature> unusable for my needs, so I propose adding <new
feature> to satisfy my needs".

*Sometimes* this actually makes some sense, if the original <feature> is
very difficult to implement correctly. Usually it doesn't.

In this case, calc() and box-sizing are fine solutions to the problem,
although we should fix that outline behavior in Firefox as well.

Rob
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