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[css-transitions] style change terminology

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015 15:20:55 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20151010222055.GA10380@pescadero.dbaron.org>
When I was writing prose a while ago to define more precisely how
transitions start:
  https://drafts.csswg.org/css-transitions/#starting
I needed a term for the process of recomputing all of the batched up
style changes.  I thought this term was going to remain pretty
internal to the specification, so I wasn't that careful in picking
what to call it, and I chose "style change event", which is a bad
name since it's not a DOM event.

I've now become aware that people are starting to refer to this term
based on the spec's use of it, so I'd rather come up with a better
term.

Some ideas I've come up with:

  style change batch - This isn't great because it sounds more like
  the set of changes that are batched up rather than the process of
  recomputing style for all of them

  style change execution - Maybe better, but perhaps a little too
  verbose, and execution still isn't good at referring to one batch
  of recomputation

  style recomputation - Perhaps less precise, but also shorter.  I
  don't see any obviously incorrect implications from this term,
  which is a plus.

I'm inclined to go with the last one (style recomputation), though
I'm open to other suggestions.

-David

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