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Re: [css-counter-styles] Name conflict in CSSCounterStyleRule IDL

From: Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 09:54:10 +0200
Message-ID: <CAERejNY787UJ7U9QfvyR7cS27sHNy8jGTF4L5eASd09Oav96SQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 7:21 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Sep 14, 2012, at 12:39 AM, Sebastian Zartner
> > <sebastianzartner@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Sorry for the bikeshedding, this is only a suggestion. If you want to
> >>> rename
> >>> the descriptor, what about 'algorithm'? The spec does have a section
> >>> named
> >>> "Counter algorithms: the ‘type’ descriptor".
> >>
> >> Good suggestion. "algorithm" is probably the best choice.
> >
> > It's a bit long. And probably more likely to be misspelled
> > (algorhythm?).
>
> Agreed.  "Algorithm" is a difficult word to spell.  I always end up
> wanting to put a y into it. ^_^

Algorithm has nothing to do with rhythm. :-) I can see your problem
but I believe most people nowadays use a text editor with
autocompletion anyway, which would suggest that word automatically
after typing "a". So I don't believe that'd be a big deal.

> Your type is called a "numbering system" in technical prose.
> So numberingSystem?
That's a bit too long and doesn't fit perfectly here IMO. Of course
the argument above also works here, but I associate a numbering system
with mathematics rather than counter styles in CSS.

Anyway, there were already many suggestions now. So Tab, I guess you
just have to choose one now. :-)

Sebastian
Received on Saturday, 15 September 2012 07:54:37 GMT

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