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Re: [css3-flexbox] clarify the syntax ambiguity around unitless zero in 'flex' shorthand

From: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:40:51 -0700
Message-ID: <5053B273.2030500@mozilla.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kanghaol@oupeng.com>, WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
On 09/14/2012 02:30 PM, fantasai wrote:
>   | A unitless zero that is not already preceded by two flex factors
>   | is interpreted as a flex factor.
>   | To avoid misinterpretation or invalid declarations,
>   | authors must specify such lengths with a unit or precede them by
> both flex ratios.
> 
> Thoughts?

Two nits:

(a) s/flex ratios/flex factors/ at the end there.

(b) It's unclear what "such lengths" refers to, in the second sentence.
 It suggests that it's referring to something in the first sentence, but
the first sentence doesn't mention lengths at all -- just factors.
Maybe replace "such lengths" with "zero-<length> <flex-basis> values",
or something?

~Daniel
Received on Friday, 14 September 2012 22:41:23 GMT

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