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Re: [css-shapes] basic shape syntax in prose

From: Bear Travis <betravis@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:01:01 -0700
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE6B235A.13CE9%betravis@adobe.com>
Hi Alan,

I think, to be consistent with the old spec, it should be "takes four to
six arguments" rather than "takes either four or six arguments". In the
last draft, five arguments set rx and ry to the same value.

Also, I'm definitely a fan of the new format.


On 9/27/13 11:23 AM, "Alan Stearns" <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:

>Hey all,
>I've received very consistent feedback that the section on basic shape
>syntax is too difficult to interpret. So I've substituted the previous
>definitions for prose descriptions:
>rectangle([<length>|<percentage>][, [<length>|<percentage>]]{3,5})
>Becomes this:
>rectangle() takes either four or six arguments of <length> or <percentage>
>The prose also refers now to the rules for functional notation from Values
>and Units [1], which actually makes the definition more precise (what was
>in the draft before did not account for optional whitespace within the
>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-values/#functional-notation
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