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Re: [css-masking] boxes

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:56:15 -0800
Message-ID: <5317572F.8040906@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 03/05/2014 03:07 AM, Dirk Schulze wrote:
>
> On Mar 5, 2014, at 9:58 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>
>> # <shape-box> | fill | stroke | view-box
>>
>> Seems to me maybe fill and stroke should be fill-box and stroke-box?
>> To be consistent that they're all part of the same set of keywords
>> selecting a type of box?
>
> This was proposed during the F2F but rejected. The WG wanted to avoid
> “box” since it does not reflect the terminology that we came up with
> for boxes. Even if we have content-box, padding-box and margin-box,
> it was said that we don’t want to continue using the wrong terminology
> for new keywords.

I don't think this reasoning is benefiting authors in this case
and is prioritizing pedanticness over usability. Usability should
win.

~fantasai
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