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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-text-decor] Rename `text-decoration-thickness` to `text-decoration-weight`? (#4138)

From: Sebastian Zartner via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:17:06 +0000
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I'm torn appart. "thickness" and "weight" both have their pros and cons.

As a non-English speaker I do *not* have problems understanding it's meaning. As far as I know, 'th' only causes pronunciation problems for some people but they don't have problems when writing it.

Anyway, pros for "thickness" are that it's generally understandable in this context and there are already implementations using it, cons are that it's a bit long and doesn't relate to any other property name.

Pros for "weight" are that it relates to `font-weight` and it's short, cons are that it's rather hard to spell because of the "gh", its meaning may not immediately be clear without knowledge of typography, and that implementations would have to be changed (again).


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