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Re: [css3-grid-layout] Syntax of track lists wrt named grid lines

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:52:46 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDZO6NsF5xK4+caY87Y+Lsk=HV=n4yDoLXqke2o4MUorw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Linss, Peter" <peter.linss@hp.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 6:42 PM, Linss, Peter <peter.linss@hp.com> wrote:
> The problem with using idents for line names is that you run in to potential collisions with other idents in all the places where lines names can be used. For starters, you're precluding the use of 'span' and 'auto', which is straight-forard enough, but it prevents us from ever adding any other ident values to grid-start/-end/...
> I know there's history of using user-defined idents in other places, but I seem to recall a resolution where we agreed this was a dangerous practice and in the future user defined names should be strings (or wrapped in function tokens) to avoid collisions.

It doesn't quite prevent us from doing it, it just means we need to be
reasonable sure about compat risk.

If we ever did resolve that, we've continued to violate it.  For
example, counter-style names from @counter-style.

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