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Re: Proposal for adding variable declaration blocks

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 12:23:09 +0100
Message-ID: <4881CE9D.4020604@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>

Simetrical wrote:

> If some kind of sigil is used, there's no reason to prevent keywords
> from being used in variable names.  The sigil will effectively

If CSS must have variables, I think an explicit variable marker would be 
tbe best approach.  However, SQL uses an alternative approach in which 
bare names can be used as variables, but, if used in a context which 
clashes with a keyword, special notation (square brackets, or double 
quotes) can be used to prevent the keyword interpretation.  The solution 
is not compatible with the forward compatibility requirements of CSS.

David Woolley
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