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[css-display] feedback on box-suppress

From: Mats Palmgren <mats@mozilla.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 23:29:21 +0000
Message-ID: <54CEB6D1.4050500@mozilla.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 09/27/2014 07:31 PM, fantasai wrote:
 > We have a couple of key issues open that we would particularly like
 > feedback on:
 >    A. Naming of the box-hiding-and-showing property. Please send us
 >    suggestions for improvement! (Or comments on what you like about
 >    the current name. We're pretty unsure atm, but want it to be
 >    easily understandable.)
 >    http://www.w3.org/TR/css-display-3/#box-suppress

'box-suppress: hide' has multiple issues noted in the spec[1] so I wonder
if it would be better to move it to the next level of the spec?
'box-suppress: show | discard' OTOH is straightforward to implement and
is something that authors have been asking for for a long time.

My 2 cents on the naming: 'box-suppress: discard' sounds like a double
negation and I find it hard to understand what it does from just reading
the words. I would prefer a positive term instead, like
'box-construction: normal | none' or 'box-features: all | none'.
('none' is to associate it with 'display: none' to make it easy to
remember what it does).


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