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Re: Modulus operator & division by values

From: Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:01:39 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKCAbMigLXv1t6gfPaPOEzZzcx2bvj5GpgG1w+yc8ftnCGq2yg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maël Nison <nison.mael@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 6:58 AM, Maël Nison <nison.mael@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Why can't we have a division by units and a parse-time validation of the
>> expression ?
...
> At this level, we're not willing to deal with calc() expressions that
> might be invalid later than parse-time.

It's maybe worth mentioning that "at this level" is a term-of-art in
the WG.  It means "we are not going to add this feature _right now_,
but we may reconsider in the next revision (a.k.a. level) of this
module."

Usually when something is rejected "at this level", it's not because
we don't see any use for it, it's because we want to limit the
complexity of the current set of revisions to the module.  We do that
to make it easier for browser implementors to keep up, and to ensure
that we don't design castles in the air which will later turn out to
be less than useful and/or intractably difficult to support.

zw
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