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Re: [css-counter-styles] position keywords in list-style

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:34:22 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD_sErGttM=9yCeOH8TgDxqwqM3tKoXfB+hq+V7gS55aw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: Xidorn Quan <quanxunzhen@gmail.com>, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 2014-04-03 13:07 +1100, Xidorn Quan wrote:
>> As animation is still in
>> WD,

W3C status has nothing to do with how likely it is we can change
something.  (It's a pernicious misunderstanding that people who aren't
familiar with standards keep falling into. Unfortunately, people *in*
standards also often fall into it, when they spend too much time away
from implementations.)  We can change something if it's not used too
much already; that's the sole determiner.

>> though very dangerous, it is possible for us to announce that the first
>> none or identifier-like value will always be parsed into animation-name
>> instead of any keywords.
>
> I don't think it's possible to do that; too much Web content depends
> on keywords other than animation-name being first.

Yes, I tried to push for this in Blink, as it appears to be the
literal reading of how to interpret the grammar, but we had to reject
it.  We reaffirmed that our handling must be to take animation-name as
whatever is left over in the parse.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 3 April 2014 16:35:09 UTC

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