ISSUE-123: Template Syntax Lacks Clue and Experimentability

Template Syntax Lacks Clue and Experimentability

State:
RAISED
Product:
CSS3 Template Layout
Raised by:
David Hyatt
Opened on:
2010-05-07
Description:
The current template syntax doesn't give newcomers a clue as to what it's about, and doesn't provide a good place for adding vendor prefixes during experimentation.

Hyatt had one suggestion:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Mar/0191.html

Alternately, instead of a new property, the template bits could be encased in a template() function.
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  1. ISSUE-123: Template Syntax Lacks Clue and Experimentability [CSS3 Template Layout] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2010-05-07)

Related notes:

Another option is to insert a temporary, vendor-prefixed keyword. That way the final syntax is not encumbered. E.g.:

display: "a b c" -xyz-;
position: a -xyx-;

Bert Bos, 31 May 2010, 22:26:25

Sent the preceding note to the www-style. (Few people besides the editors read the issues list.) See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Aug/0517.html

Bert Bos, 25 Aug 2010, 21:14:32

Changelog:

Created issue 'Template Syntax Lacks Clue and Experimentability' nickname owned by David Hyatt on product CSS3 Template Layout, description 'The current template syntax doesn't give newcomers a clue as to what it's about, and doesn't provide a good place for adding vendor prefixes during experimentation.

Hyatt had one suggestion:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Mar/0191.html

Alternately, instead of a new property, the template bits could be encased in a template() function.' non-public

Elika Etemad, 7 May 2010, 22:33:21


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