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Re: [css-syntax] Removed <unicode-range-token>, please review

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:54:43 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCQtUhH-XEH52Nnt_NcgqZxmJ3Xycyce5YvcEQoctf+Sg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 5:56 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 2014-11-13 17:13 -0800, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> One significant change is that the <urange> production is much looser
>> than the <unicode-range-token> parsing previously defined.  <urange>
>> does not attempt to ensure that the refs have at most 6 digits (or 6
>> total digits + question marks), as that would have made the speccing
>> and implementation much more difficult.  While I was against the
>> looser definition when it was a token, as a microsyntax (which is only
>> recognized when it's specifically called for) I'm fine with it being a
>> little loose.  This has no effect on its use in practice; it just
>> means that you can write things like U+0000000 (7 digits) that weren't
>> previously allowed.
> Now that the draft has restored the 6-digit restriction, I think
> that restriction should be mentioned in the introductory section
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-syntax/#urange rather than being hidden
> only within http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-syntax/#urange-syntax .


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