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RE: [css3-images] Image fallback feature's dependency on media fragments

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:35:41 +0000
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "Tab Atkins Jr. (jackalmage@gmail.com)" <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9710FCC2E88860489239BE0308AC5D170EC5D322@TK5EX14MBXC266.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Tab Atkins:
> Presumably it should be identically usable in the other<image>-using 
> properties besides 'content', right?

Boris Zbarsky:
> There is no such thing.  All properties that do uri stuff do pretty different things,
> so they're handled on a case-by-case basis.

Concur with this one completely.  In specs it's easy to put a <token> somewhere and expect that you can evolve that <token> in a myriad of "small" ways "cheaply"; in code, those small ways tend to have an O(n^2) or O(n^3) type cost to actually implement.
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