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Re: [css-transitions] style change terminology

From: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 06:45:24 +0000
Message-ID: <CANMdWTvJuM7cNpRSB3pD=0XhgDZiSY2xkY_mbHoHY_BoZ0227A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Fran├žois REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style@w3.org
Don't have strong opinions. Agree we need a standard name for this though.
I've always used "style computation" in standards discussions to try to
match computed style, but Blink and WebKit both call this style
recalculation and chromium exposes that name to authors in the developer
tools.

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015, 6:29 PM Fran├žois REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>
wrote:

> > 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
>
> Just brainstorming here (I'm fine with whichever name you prefer) but here
> are other ideas:
> - style update task
> - style sync task
> - style sync checkpoint
>
>
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