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Re: [css3-grid-layout] Syntax of track lists wrt named grid lines

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:08:54 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBvE+=fdLJANbbxa+J+uh0SNC6ntRBEp77HghmVMMVGQQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Cc: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
> On 3/14/13 4:39 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>>On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
>>wrote:
>>> That does seem better to me, but I note that juxtaposed identifiers
>>> without a separator can be quite confusing; some might read this as
>>>
>>>   grid-definition-columns: "first nav" 150px ...
>>>   grid-definition-rows: "first header" 50px ...
>>>
>>> and that is probably not intended.
>>
>>Juxtaposed identifiers are used all over CSS without any confusion.  I
>>can see what you mean, but it should be clear from the grammar, and
>>immediately clear upon use.
>
> Do you have an example of a juxtaposed identifier in CSS usage that means
> "these are two names for the same thing"? Juxtaposed identifiers in CSS
> specification grammar have a very different meaning than this.
>
> I agree that the proposed grouping syntax is better, I'm just looking for
> more reassurance.

No, the concept of giving one thing two names is very rare in CSS in general.

~TJ
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