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

From: Jen Simmons via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:53:40 +0000
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I put this on the CSSWG call agenda, but can't make today's meeting. Please do discuss this without me (we need these to be resolved so work in Gecko is not slowed down).

Personally, I prefer `-thickness` to `-width`. And I prefer `-weight` over both of them.

I believe `text-decoration-weight`  is best because that _is actually what is is called in print typography._ And we should use terms that have been used for hundreds of years when we can. Especially since this one does make a lot of sense. It's clear what it is. 

I do not think it's a problem that `text-decoration-weight` would have different values to `font-weight`. People can learn this. It makes sense.

I also understand if the CSSWG decides that this has already been litigated, and wants to stick to `-thickness`. I just thought `-weight` might be a prefer solution, and wanted to bring it up, since I don't believe the idea occurred to us in the past. And THAT'S THE WORD FOR IT IN TYPOGRAPHY. 

Wherever the discussion leads, I do want to see this resolved quickly. We on working on this in Gecko, and I want us to be able to ship as soon as we are ready.

(BTW, Chrome/Edge?? Any movement?)

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