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Re: [mediaqueries] calc() and other syntax restrictions (was: Re: Validating media queries in Java)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 02 May 2013 12:46:51 -0700
Message-ID: <5182C2AB.3020400@inkedblade.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "gunther.pilz" <gunther.pilz@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 05/02/2013 11:10 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
>> * Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> Can you provide more context to this?  The email you're responding to
>>> appears to be so old that it's not in my mail archives, and I've been
>>> on the list for 6-7 years.  ^_^  A link to the email  on
>>> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/> would be great.
>>
>> It's a reply to http://www.w3.org/mid/200711191435.16269.bert@w3.org per
>> the References header (but the header is malformed, %hh-escaping the
>> `<>`. I am not sure whether that's a problem with Bert's forward, or if
>> the mail head the malformed header from the start.) That said, a simple
>> search `site:lists.w3.org -intitle:www-style "No doubt somebody some day
>> wants to write"` would have worked aswell.
>
> Cool, thanks Björn.
>
> Gunther: Don't worry, whatever conclusions that that old thread may
> have come to, calc() is definitely allowed in Media Queries, at least
> per spec.  (calc() is allowed *everywhere*, because it's just a
> fill-in for its resolved type.)

I am not so sure about that, and if that's our intent I think it could
definitely use some clarification.

~fantasai
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