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Re: author-defined color aliases

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 20:53:50 -0400
Message-ID: <410-2200456150535049@mindspring.com>
To: "Thomas Tuttle" <thinkinginbinary@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org

> [Original Message]
> From: Thomas Tuttle <thinkinginbinary@gmail.com>
> Criticism is welcome...

Good because be prepared to accept some, and probably
not just from me.

The main reason that this will never be implemented
is that it creates too many opportunities for undesirable
interactions between author stylesheets and user stylesheets.
If you try to avoid the interactions by saying that the aliases
apply only to the sheet that they are a part of, well then,
"Congratulations! You've just re-invented the text
preprocessor!"  After having been on this list for some time,
I can safely say this.  "CSS will never support arbitrary
variables, no matter what they are called, or what
types of values or properties they are limited to."
Received on Friday, 14 May 2004 20:53:53 UTC

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