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Re: [css-animations][web-animations] steps() timing function sometimes unintuitive

From: Rachel Nabors <rachelnabors@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 04:45:06 +0000
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To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Brian Birtles <bbirtles@mozilla.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, "public-fx@w3.org" <public-fx@w3.org>
Wowwwww.... spellchecker even kept turning discrete into discreet.

On the bright side: I learned a new word :)


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On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 2:18 PM Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 9:42 PM, Rachel Nabors <rachelnabors@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I'm on the road right now so replies are slow! The animation slack has a
> > WAAPI and CSS channel this discussion is perfect for.
> >
> > As for why "discrete" isn't working for me: it's an general adjective
> that
> > doesn't describe what the action is so much as color it with
> personality. It
> > had to be tacked onto "steps" to make sense. You could remove the word
> from
> > the sentence and the behavior is still perfectly described. It could
> > literally be any adjective: polite, judicious, egalitarian. Discrete
> means
> > subtle or out of the way. Steps are steps. They don't have any of the
> > qualities these adjectives suggest (unless we include "useful" ;),
> > especially if you think about how this would read to someone whose second
> > language is English.
> >
> > I'm sure we can find a succinct word. What is the opposite of continual?
> > Besides "staggered" ;) I'll start: divided, consecutive.
>
> Oh! You're thinking of "discreet"! That's a very different word from
> "discrete", which is the antonym of "continuous". ^_^
>
> That said, the confusion coming from a near-homograph is a good reason
> to downvote "discrete".
>
> ~TJ
>
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