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[css-transitions] simple list vs tuples

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:03:48 -0800
Message-ID: <52B237E4.7060104@inkedblade.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
I noticed that several of the Animatable lines on CSS3 Backgrounds
and Borders look like
   # as repeatable list of simple list of length, percentage, or calc

But in these cases I think "simple list" is a little confusing.
They're fixed-size tuples. I think it would be nice if we could
distinguish between values that are actually variable-length
lists and those that are fixed-size tuples here, to help reinforce
the idea that the value is a fixed-size tuple, even when values
are omitted in the declaration. (I realize this is merely editorial.)

We probably could use more consistent wording in the Computed Value
lines, too. That's maybe another issue, but if Computed Value were
as formulaic as the Animatable lines, then we could probably reduce
Animatable to a question of which values are interpolable. Right
now we're effectively typing the computed value in two places. :/

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:04:16 UTC

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