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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-color] Unnecessary comma in color()

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:50:46 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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Comma have (are?) a descender, while the rest of the characters used 
don't (unless you use old style figures). So yes, they absolutely do 
stick out more and mark a stronger visual separation. However, to me 
the question is not that, it is whether there is sufficient separation
 when the comas are removed, and I think that this is the case.

As far as I am concerned, even with the commas, a string of numbers 
like this is something that:
- as a whole, stands out visually, and is easy to identify in the 
middle of a longer piece of text/code
- in detail, is something I'll have to parse rather than read, and 
space separation seems sufficient to me to identify the components 
with no more effort than it takes to parse them anyway.

Tongue in cheek: if we want to go for clear visual separation, I 
suggest this:

color: lch(55.3 🍡  84.5 🍡 10.25, #F06);
fill: lch(85.5 🍡 43.1 🍡 79.1);
color: lab(55.3 🍡 83.1 🍡 15.0 / 75%, #F06);

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