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Re: [css-cascade-4][css3-ui] naming collision: the "default" value

From: Bruno Racineux <bruno@hexanet.net>
Date: Sun, 03 May 2015 17:45:54 -0700
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D16C024A.9767D%bruno@hexanet.net>
On 5/3/15 11:35 AM, "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On May 1, 2015, at 3:36 PM, Bruno Racineux <bruno@hexanet.net> wrote:
>> 
>> If the feature resets to the previous origin. Why not call it like it
>>is:
>> 'origin'? Or 'reset-origin'. But 'reset' doesn't have much value either.
>
>IMO, 'origin' adds to the confusion, because it makes me wonder, "what
>origin"?

That's the intent. Just like you need to know what 'initial' means.

>People shouldn't have to read the spec in order to get the very general
>idea of what it does

Doesn't have to be in the spec. The distinction between 'user' and 'agent'
has to explained in browser documentation(s) or articles, either way.
IMO 'reset' or 'ua-default' has the potential to mean "browser stylesheet"
for newbies, when technically, it can be the "user stylesheet" origin.
Which is a different expectation of default values.
Received on Monday, 4 May 2015 00:46:23 UTC

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