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[whatwg] Quirks Mode Standard

From: Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:23:58 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKA+AxmvVRWCU4rF=5ifymTk0VA_=z5x2+gXF-zvH2mDVrZyMQ@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> I agree that having the list for lengths reduces the scope of the problem
> somewhat. ?But the color quirk means that any shorthand that includes colors
> will run into ambiguity issues if any keywords for any subproperty only use
> letters in the range a-f. ?I _think_ we can't hit that case now, but going
> forward that will either place a restriction on keyword values or we'll need
> to define how to resolve the ambiguity somehow.
>
> Even for lengths, if we ever add any new subproperties to border, say, that
> happen to take numbers we would run into trouble. ?I'd rather not
> overconstrain future development of CSS by how we define quirks behavior.

Why not just say that these quirks only apply to existing syntaxes,
not new ones?  I was quite surprised to find that unitless numbers
worked for 'transform-origin' in quirks mode.
Received on Friday, 10 February 2012 08:23:58 UTC

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