Re: [css3-2d-transforms][css3-images] <position> grammar is duplicated or points to the wrong spec

On 01/24/2012 07:44 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM, fantasai
> <>  wrote:
>> On 01/23/2012 11:17 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 9:20 AM, L. David Baron<>    wrote:
>>>> What's not obtainable using calc()?  Gecko's implementation of
>>>> calc(10% + 5px) for background-position positions the 10% point of
>>>> the image 5px to the left of the 10% point in the container.
>>> Note that this is non-conforming with the current calc() spec, as
>>> calc() will simply return a<length>, which is then interpreted as a
>>> simple offset from the side.
>> How is it non-conforming? Where does calc() say it computes to a<length>?
> "A math expression has a resolved type, which is one of ‘<length>’,
> ‘<frequency>’, ‘<angle>’, ‘<time>’, or ‘<number>’. [...] If
> percentages are accepted in the context in which the expression is
> placed, a PERCENTAGE token has the type of the value that percentages
> are relative to; otherwise, a math expression containing percentages
> is invalid."

The resolved type is only used to determine the validity of calc().
It has nothing to do with how calc() is turned into a computed value.


Received on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 01:31:18 UTC