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RE: [selectors-4] bikeshed on profiles

From: François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 11:50:26 +0200
Message-ID: <DUB405-EAS236D2A6FE2B8B08E96FC1E0A5FC0@phx.gbl>
To: "'Daniel Glazman'" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
> > It seems a lot of people are confused by the 'fast' and 'complete'
> > profiles especially because of the name 'fast'... We have spent a a
> > lot of time discussing why they even exist.
> >
> > Jonathan Kingston‏ (@KingstonTime) mentioned to me the same, and so
> > I'm just wondering if we're doing ourselves extra harm by calling it
> > 'fast'.  It's not 'fast' in so much as 'what we already do and know
> > how to do in order to do the dynamic selector matching that is CSS'.
> >
> > So, what about just renaming them 'static-profile' and
> > 'dynamic-profile' as you can explain why right there in the spec and
> > it should be a little easier for people to grok and avoid confusion..
> 
> I agree about 'fast' and 'complete' being problematic, I heard many people
> say these words are meaningless in the context of CSS and then not
> understandable.
> 
> </Daniel>

+1 especially since matching happens right to left when most people think it happens left-to-right which transforms their expectations about what should be fast.
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