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Re: [css-values-4] String concatenation

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:03:11 +0200
Message-ID: <53C7914F.6040203@kosek.cz>
To: Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 16.7.2014 23:08, Lea Verou wrote:
> Agreed in principle, but this sounds like the common “let’s turn this
> into a more generic mechanism” argument, which, despite sounding good
> in theory, usually just ends up stalling progress, as nobody wants to
> work on the huge problem of defining the more generic (and complex)
> mechanism, so the easier solution is to just do nothing.

Such generic mechanism will be needed for GCPM anyway if it wants to
compete with XSL-FO for non-trivial cases. So adding more ad-hoc
features like string concatenation instead of introducing one coherent
expression language right now will cause more pain in future.

					Jirka

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