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

From: Xidorn Quan <quanxunzhen@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:58:06 +1100
Message-ID: <CAMdq698dYYXXv4S=-ecttEvBWrVmv8iq8NN1arOQ-ix7EAjrbg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 3:34 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>

OK, that makes sense.

>> 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.
>

So how can we keep the compatibility? It seems to be nearly impossible now
if new keyword could be introduced.

- Xidorn
Received on Thursday, 3 April 2014 22:59:14 UTC

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