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RE: [css3-2d-transforms][css3-images] <position> grammar is duplicated or points to the wrong spec

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:03:33 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, fantasai <fantasai@inkedblade.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9710FCC2E88860489239BE0308AC5D170EB1FAD2@TK5EX14MBXC264.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
>> The fact that "background-position: 10%;" and "background-position: calc(10%);"
>> can result in differ renderings is perhaps unfortunate, but required by the specs as I read them.
> Yes, it's currently required by the specs.  I've stated this several times.  

You might be saying that.  My interpretation of David's comments is that he was saying otherwise.

> This is why I'm proposing to *change* the specs here, to match
> what Gecko currently does.

Ok, well I think you're both wrong.  It's the wrong direction for CSS to fundamentally change (in this case add functionality to) the behavior of one property by doing parlor tricks with calc in a different module.

See my commentary regarding <complex-anchor> for a better way to achieve what you want.
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