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Re: [css3-ui] incorect paragrah in the definition of the resize property

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:01:00 -0700
Message-ID: <CAEV2_WYhoqPHMGU3=_UVTX8_-gPmmd25HJq2FLhhKfeOUjV2rQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:21 AM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
>>
>> On 22 Apr 2015, at 04:37, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 8:33 AM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
>>
>>> What is
>>> left to the UA is how it should convey that, for example by
>>> displaying the resize handle on appropriate side of the box.
>>
>> Or sides of a box. Or just by cursor changes. Or some other means of
>> resize indication that is unique/constrained to the platform that we
>> don't know about. That's the kind of detail I want to avoid specifying
>> because historically it has varied greatly by platform (e.g.
>> touch-based UIs changed a lot of this).
>
> Sure, but that's does not influence "the direction of resizing", only
> how it is communicated to the user. Shouldn't we be explicit that about that?
>
> For instance:
>
> The UA should consider the direction of resizing (as determined by CSS),
> as well as platform conventions and constraints when deciding how to
> convey the ability to resize to the user.
>
>>> We could simply delete this paragraph entirely, but I
>>> think it is useful to give a hint to UA implementors that
>>> they may want to adjust how/where they show the resize
>>> handle, so I think it would be better to fix it to turn it
>>> into a recommendation to be smart about the resize handle.
>>
>> I disagree - unless there is a proposal from a browser implementer
>> (someone actually implementing resize) about specifying such an
>> implementation and platform specific detail.
>>
>> However your point about "defined by regular CSS layout" still stands
>> so I'll make adjustments to the current text accordingly. That's a
>> good catch.
>
> I think your updated first sentence is good.
>
> I am less convinced by the second one, and would prefer replacing it
> with the one I wrote above, or something close to it.

Your updated second sentence is more precise.

Thanks,

Tantek



>
>  - Florian
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