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Re: New W3C Note about suggested CSS extensions

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 17:12:52 +0100
Message-ID: <3687AE04.D74907EF@w3.org>
To: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
CC: www-style@w3.org, bert@w3.org


Jelks Cabaniss wrote:

> > Some people find it more convenient to use grouping for other
> > purposes, and use a symbolic constant instead. E.g.:
> >
> > @define orange = #faa;
> >
> > H1 {color: orange}
> > H2 {color: orange}
> > H3 {color: orange}
> 
> Why would using @define preclude grouping?  Why couldn't you say:
> 
>         @define orange = #faa;         ...
>         H1, H2, H3 {color: orange};


It doesn't preclude that; it just doesn't require it.

The idea is to only need a single editing change if you want to adjust
that color in a stylesheet, and be sure of hitting all occurences. Also,
to isolate possibly different uses of the same color (which would likely
be bad design anyway, but could happen).

Its a maintainability convenience.

--
Chris
Received on Monday, 28 December 1998 11:10:19 GMT

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