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Re: [css-gcpm] String-set issues

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:23:22 -0800
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Dave Cramer <Dave.Cramer@hbgusa.com>
Message-Id: <4E415B46-F6E1-4241-8B9A-E5CB96C8B902@gmail.com>
To: Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>

> On Nov 23, 2014, at 7:12 PM, Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 1.  'string-set' is a weird and confusing property name. It sounds like it
>> is for a set of something, but I think really 'set' is meant to mean that
>> you are assigning a (string) value to a name. We don't do that in other
>> places where we have named things. For instance, we have '@counter-style',
>> not  '@counter-style-set'; '--foo', not 'foo-set', the 'font-family'
>> descriptor of @font-face, not 'font-family-set', etc.
> 
> I agree it's an odd name, which has been around for at least eleven
> years. One of the challenges of GCPM is that most of it has been
> interoperably implemented by Prince and AntennaHouse, but not by
> browsers. At this point we've typeset thousands of books over the last
> five years using this property for the running heads.

I think that experience is good, and it is important to share the lessons learned with this group. Hopefully, it was prefixed, and therefore won't prevent us from coming up with a better name and syntax.
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