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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-values] Automatic parsing of value definitions

From: Tab Atkins Jr. via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:16:40 +0000
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> I guess another thing that I'm wondering about is the intended scope of these definitions. For instance, that spec contains two references to `<family-name>`:

That's a spec bug, yes. The one for the `font-family` property isn't marked up quite right, so it's not registering as a "type" definition (just a "value" definition); if it was, it would have already shown up as a fatal error due to duplicate definitions.

> OK. FWIW, we created a list of "missing" rules

Nice. You can just drop that into a single issue and tag all the specs that are mentioned.

> I guess the use cases that we had in mind for regexes were:

Yeah, I value machine-readability here *much* less than I value an understandable and readable grammar definition. ^_^  The prose definitions are much more acceptable, imo, as a definition for these things, and the number of times we'd actually want to do some sophisticated matching on token representations are so small in the first place.

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