Re: [css-counter-styles] position keywords in list-style

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 3:34 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM, L. David Baron <> wrote:
> > On Thursday 2014-04-03 13:07 +1100, Xidorn Quan wrote:
> >> As animation is still in
> >> WD,
> W3C status has nothing to do with how likely it is we can change
> something.  (It's a pernicious misunderstanding that people who aren't
> familiar with standards keep falling into. Unfortunately, people *in*
> standards also often fall into it, when they spend too much time away
> from implementations.)  We can change something if it's not used too
> much already; that's the sole determiner.

OK, that makes sense.

>> though very dangerous, it is possible for us to announce that the first
>  >> none or identifier-like value will always be parsed into animation-name
> >> instead of any keywords.
> >
> > I don't think it's possible to do that; too much Web content depends
> > on keywords other than animation-name being first.
> Yes, I tried to push for this in Blink, as it appears to be the
> literal reading of how to interpret the grammar, but we had to reject
> it.  We reaffirmed that our handling must be to take animation-name as
> whatever is left over in the parse.

So how can we keep the compatibility? It seems to be nearly impossible now
if new keyword could be introduced.

- Xidorn

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