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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-sizing] Golden Ratio keyword in 'aspect-ratio' (#5320)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 23:37:33 +0000
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For the same reasons as stated in previous threads, I oppose adding this for now.  The precise value of the golden ratio has no specific meaning or significance in layouts; in practice it's actually just "rectangles that are approximately 3:2 usually look pretty good". At absolute most, specifying a ratio of `1.6 / 1` adequately addresses this, and asking authors to write their values with that degree of precision is completely reasonable.

If there are ever reasons why authors *do* need the precise value of the golden ratio, and it's believably common enough to be worth the (relatively small) spec/implementation/testing burden, we can consider adding it. But no such reason has been presented yet, so I'm going to close this issue.

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