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[csswg-drafts] [cssom-view] finish removing 'instant' from scroll-behavior?

From: Tom Shinnick via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:53:48 +0000
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tshinnic has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [cssom-view] finish removing 'instant' from scroll-behavior? ==
Currently under section ["Changes From 17 December 2013"](https://drafts.csswg.org/cssom-view/#changes-from-2013-12-17) there is a note:
* The `instant` value of `scroll-behavior` was renamed to `auto`.

At "13. CSS properties" under ["Smooth Scrolling: The scroll-behavior Property"](https://drafts.csswg.org/cssom-view/#smooth-scrolling) it specifies `Value:  auto | smooth` further saying "`auto` The scrolling box is scrolled in an instant fashion.".  `instant` has been removed from here.

Yet there continue to be multiple references to 'instant' throughout the text, most confusingly at
* ["IDL Index"](https://drafts.csswg.org/cssom-view/#idl-index) where it specifies `enum ScrollBehavior { "auto", "instant", "smooth" };`  and at 
* ["Extensions to the Window Interface"](https://drafts.csswg.org/cssom-view/#extensions-to-the-window-interface) which identically specifies `enum ScrollBehavior { "auto", "instant", "smooth"};`

There **is** a need to define the behavior "instant fashion" / "instant scroll" for descriptive purposes, but the residual mentions of `instant`, such as in ["Terms defined by this specification"](https://drafts.csswg.org/cssom-view/#index-defined-here) lend the feeling of transition, with the direction of such in doubt.

Are the continuing two instances in `ScrollBehavior` prescriptive or deceptive?  Removing `instant` from both will cure the mentions in the index.  A review of the description text may not be needed.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/2146 using your GitHub account
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