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Re: [css-backgrounds] Please remove the "unless there is a border image" wording

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:46:59 -0500
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <564CB993.3000400@mit.edu>
On 11/18/15 10:44 AM, fantasai wrote:
> On 11/17/2015 09:56 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> The spec at https://drafts.csswg.org/css-backgrounds/#the-border-style
>> says:
>>
>>    These properties set the style of the border, unless there is a
>>    border image
>>
>> This is apparently confusing the WebKit and Blink developers (the
>> former sufficiently that they marked "invalid" a bug about
>> maybe actually following the border-image spec).
>>
>> I suggest simply removing this sentence, especially since it's
>> non-normative but being treated as normative by some implementors.
>
> Um. The fact that these properties set the style of the border is
> normative. What's the confusion over, specifically?

The "unless there is a border image" part.  Which people are using to 
justify not updating WebKit to the spec change from a while back to have 
border-style:none mean border-image-width defaults to 0, as far as I can 
tell.  See https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99922

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:47:32 UTC

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