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Re: [css-grid] Capping the size of grids?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:36:17 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC2pk+5gXdj+TBauQR2CH482QajgU1jRKPh=kBGVXaeWQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sergio Villar Senin <svillar@igalia.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 2:34 AM, Sergio Villar Senin <svillar@igalia.com> wrote:
> The current spec allows implementors to cap the number of repetitions
> allowed for the repeat() function[1]. I'd like to propose to extend this
> to the values accepted by the grid positioning properties. The rationale
> behind this is that those positioning properties might act as grid
> definition properties (by creating implicit grid tracks), allowing
> authors to do things like: "grid-row-start: ARBITRARY_HUGE_NUMBER;"
> So my proposal would be to remove the special case of repeat() in the
> specs and replace it by a more general statement allowing implementors
> to cap the number of tracks, no matter if they're explicitly or
> implicitly defined.

Yes, this is an oversight in the spec; we didn't think of the fact
that positioning might create an overly-large implicit grid.  I've
generalized the allowance to limit the size of the grid to apply to
the explicit and implicit grids in general.

Received on Friday, 22 August 2014 00:37:05 UTC

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