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

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:18:59 -0700
To: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE6BB457.13194%stearns@adobe.com>
On 9/27/13 10:12 PM, "Dirk Schulze" <dschulze@adobe.com> wrote:

>
>On Sep 28, 2013, at 12:30 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>> 
>>> but I'm OK with adding grammar back in as long as I
>>> can avoid the misleading {3,5} and unreadable repetitions of
>>> <length>|<percentage>. If <arg> should not be used as a local
>>>shorthand,
>>> what do you recommend? Shall I make a local definition of #{A,B} that
>>>can
>>> eventually be added to Values and Units level 4?
>> 
>> Just make some appropriately-unique named subterm, like
>> <rectangle-arg> or something.
>
>It would be extremely helpful to have a general term for <length> |
><percentage> since that combination is used quite a lot across all CSS
>specifications. Also, Alan's rectangle() is just one function that uses
>this combination, there is circle(), polygon() and ellipse() too.

I'll just use <shape-arg> for all of them.

Thanks,

Alan
Received on Saturday, 28 September 2013 05:19:22 UTC

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