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

From: Bruno Racineux <bruno@hexanet.net>
Date: Mon, 04 May 2015 17:26:14 -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: <D16D4287.977DE%bruno@hexanet.net>
On 5/4/15 8:45 AM, "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:

>On May 3, 2015, at 5:45 PM, Bruno Racineux <bruno@hexanet.net> 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.
>
>The intent is to add confusion???

The intent is to be informed. 'Origin' is one of the fundamentals of the
CSS cascade. Learning fundamentals of a language before using it is
important... /aside

One point here is that 'initial' is a state. 'reset, 'clear', 'wipe',
'fallback' or 'rollback' are actions, not states.
It doesn't explain the previous point(s) of origin very well.

If no love for 'origin' alone, how about:
'ua-origin','default-origin' or 'back-origin'?
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