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Re: [css3-conditional] Resolving issues

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 19:47:53 -0400
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20121009234753.GA30291@crum.dbaron.org>
On Thursday 2012-09-27 09:35 -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr> wrote:
> > Le 27/09/2012 18:19, Tab Atkins Jr. a Γ©crit :
> >> However, I can see the value in being able to explicitly test for
> >> "does the browser understand this".  So, I may be amenable to just
> >> treating the function itself as false, and letting negations work as
> >> normal.
> >
> > Yes this is what I meant. A function the browser does not know (that is, any
> > function in level 1) would be false, not indeterminate.
> >
> > But now I see why indeterminate could be more meaningful: a browser might
> > not understand selector(foo) in @supports, but actually support the selector
> > foo. But I still think that "not selector(foo)" should be true in this case,
> > as there is no harm in using a fallback that avoids a feature even though
> > the feature is supported.
> That's a good argument.  Okay, I give.
> Hey, rest of the WG (especially dbaron)!  What do you think about this:
> Amend the grammar of supports_condition to also accept arbitrary
> functions, and treat unknown functions (right now, all of them) as
> false.

This works for me.  I think we should mark it at-risk, though, given
the lateness of the addition; I'd like the ability to reconsider
without having to go through another last call.

(We could also consider introducing a single function, to test
whether a function is supported.  Thus
supports-function(supports-function) would be true and
supports-function() with any other argument would be false.)


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