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Re: [css-device-adapt][cssom] Missing VIEWPORT_RULE definition

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:33:22 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDmhu1H6OgywmKuXYmBdVZjXwqkb_Y7o2HMmWLXna1TTg@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 6:26 PM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> > Wouldn't it make more sense to have a registry of vendor-specific constants on
>> > the wiki page?
>> That doesn't seem necessary.  It also implies that vendors (including
>> the many small browser and non-browser impls) need to coordinate on
>> their number groups, while choosing an arbitrary 5-hexit prefix gives
>> you a very reasonable chance of avoiding collisions.  (Assuming you
>> choose the prefix randomly, we should be able to support several
>> million impls before collisions become likely.)
> Huh?  The wiki page is just what you describe, a simple form of
> coordination.  Choosing an arbitrary 5-hexit prefix is cute but a
> recipe for lots of typos in people's code.  Keep it simple, don't make
> me think, yadda yadda.

Whose code?  Nobody should ever be typing numeric constants, right?
The only reason they exist is because of tradition from languages that
don't have interned strings, or something.

Received on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 01:34:18 UTC

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