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

From: Sergio Villar Senin <svillar@igalia.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:43:30 +0200
Message-ID: <53FF07D2.8070603@igalia.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 22/08/14 02:36, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> 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.

And there is another question, what would happen with the resolved
values for grid-template-*? As they are the used values, I guess that we
should output 0px for all the grid tracks over the limits, is that correct?

BR
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