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Re: New CSS declaration for width and height

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:58:00 -0700
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <B9C38EBF-B567-44FB-B382-3F6A226540B2@gmail.com>
To: Giovanna Ruiu <giovannaruiu6@gmail.com>


> On Apr 12, 2016, at 12:47 PM, Giovanna Ruiu <giovannaruiu6@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Good morning, 
> 
> I am Giovanna, a Front End Developer from London.
> 
> I would like to suggest a new CSS declarations to use in case you have to specify width and height, and these two must be exactly the same.
> 
> For example, when you cannot leave either width or height to auto, and have to specify for both exactly the same value.
> 
> It would be handy to have a declaration such as size: 100px which would mean width - height: 100px.
> 
> Even if by using variables we would have to change only that once, I think this little line could be of use in many cases and would certainly save one line of code, which is always good.
> 
> The web is full of squares and I think developers would benefit from having this little declaration ready to use.
> 
> Hopefully you will take this into consideration, thank you!

I think this is not a bad idea. 'size' could be a 2-value shorthand for width and height, where giving a single value is the same as giving the same value twice. So 'size: 100px' would be the same as 'size: 100px 100px', which would be the same as 'width:100px; height:100px'.  
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