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RE: [css-variables] allowed syntax of variable values

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 19:10:42 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
CC: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
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[Tab Atkins Jr.:] 
> It's extremely unrestricted compared to normal CSS.  The sentence just
> emphasizes that there's no particular grammar for the property, in the
> sense that normal CSS properties have.

No one argues that it's not less restricted. But there *is* a restriction and
I think it is suggested that in a specification words such as 'unrestricted' 
are best used to describe an absolute state vs. using them as a loose comparative 
e.g. as a marketing department would use 'unlimited' to describe certain flat
pricing schemes.
(Granted, 'unlimited minutes on nights and week-ends' always sounded 
hilariously contradictory to me but given its popularity maybe I'm the

Anyway. I'm well above my weekly bikeshedding quota already.
Received on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 19:11:20 UTC

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