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Re: [css-counter-styles] 'infinite' vs. 'infinity'

From: Xidorn Quan <quanxunzhen@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:13:09 +1000
Message-ID: <CAMdq698HY+OtEZP6fEe3Wdfbv_kpd71b9iA8KrUOkKB-yJGM9A@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 5:37 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 12:08 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
> wrote:
> > On Friday 2014-04-25 12:00 -0700, L. David Baron wrote:
> >> On Friday 2014-04-25 11:27 -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> >> > On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 1:40 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
> wrote:
> >> > > There are multiple places in
> >> > > http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-counter-styles/ where 'infinity' is
> used
> >> > > as a keyword value of the range descriptor, despite the valid value
> >> > > of that descriptor being 'infinite'.
> >> > >
> >> > > I believe some selective search-and-replace is needed.  (There are
> >> > > some occurrences of infinity that are not keywords, and thus ok.)
> >> >
> >> > Or should I switch the keywords to "infinity", since apparently my
> >> > fingers are convinced that's what it should be?
> >>
> >> I thought about suggesting that, but 'infinity' seems a little
> >> awkward as a keyword that can mean either positive or negative
> >> infinity depending on context, whereas 'infinite' seems a little
> >> less awkward in that role.
> >
> > Oh, and 'animation-iteration-count' already uses 'infinite', so I
> > think we're better off being consistent and not using 'infinite' in
> > some places in CSS and 'infinity' in others.
>
> Ah, yes, that's probably why I decided on "infinite" in the first
> place.  Definitely sticking with the current, then.


Therefore, in definition of cjk-decimal and ethiopic-number, "infinite"
should be used instead of "infinity".

- Xidorn
Received on Sunday, 27 April 2014 05:14:17 UTC

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