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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.
>
> WDYT?

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.

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

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