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Re: [css-shapes] basic shape syntax in prose

From: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:11:48 -0700
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1E3E4CBF-7021-43F4-8C31-CC0DBD8FACA2@adobe.com>

On Sep 27, 2013, at 8:23 PM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> 
> I've received very consistent feedback that the section on basic shape
> syntax is too difficult to interpret. So I've substituted the previous
> definitions for prose descriptions:
> 
> This:
> 
> rectangle([<length>|<percentage>][, [<length>|<percentage>]]{3,5})
> 
> Becomes this:
> 
> rectangle() takes either four or six arguments of <length> or <percentage>
> 
> 
> The prose also refers now to the rules for functional notation from Values
> and Units [1], which actually makes the definition more precise (what was
> in the draft before did not account for optional whitespace within the
> parentheses).

That seems quite unusual. Why not do both. The official CSS property definition and the prose text? I for instance like to read the grammar defined by CSS Values and Units better.

Greetings,
Dirk

> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Alan
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-values/#functional-notation
> 
> 
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