[whatwg] Quirks Mode Standard
ayg at aryeh.name
Fri Feb 10 08:23:58 PST 2012
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> I agree that having the list for lengths reduces the scope of the problem
> somewhat. But the color quirk means that any shorthand that includes colors
> will run into ambiguity issues if any keywords for any subproperty only use
> letters in the range a-f. I _think_ we can't hit that case now, but going
> forward that will either place a restriction on keyword values or we'll need
> to define how to resolve the ambiguity somehow.
> Even for lengths, if we ever add any new subproperties to border, say, that
> happen to take numbers we would run into trouble. I'd rather not
> overconstrain future development of CSS by how we define quirks behavior.
Why not just say that these quirks only apply to existing syntaxes,
not new ones? I was quite surprised to find that unitless numbers
worked for 'transform-origin' in quirks mode.
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