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Re: [css-page] Editorial issues regarding @page descriptors

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:07:04 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDB=9UcLSRi_niqc9akBeodh0+R=ty2xYc_wY_Vdizd_mA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 7:04 AM, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:
> Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 2:41:56 PM, Simon wrote:
>> On 01/07/15 11:11, Sebastian Zartner wrote:
>>> The @page rule defines several descriptors ('size', 'marks', 'bleed',
>>> maybe others I missed), which are called 'property' throughout the text.
>>> These should be renamed to 'descriptor' for clarification and consistency.
>> This has been discussed before:
>> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015Mar/0387.html
>> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015Mar/0498.html
>> Unfortunately it seems that conversation died out without reaching a
>> conclusion.
>> I argued these are, in fact, properties. They just happen to only apply
>> to pages, not elements, just like 'table-layout' only applies to table
>> elements.
> And pages, like fonts, do not correspond to a DOM node. So it seems
> descriptors (like font descriptors) are etter. otherwise, each element
> has these properties, and they apply to no elements. That seems an odd
> design.

This was basically my argument too, and I still stand by it.  They're
not properties.

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