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Re: WebKit now supports CSS Variables

From: Francois Remy <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 21:09:04 +0200
Message-ID: <7EB78E238CB34AD99D2E33D7A5EE1CBA@FremyCompany1>
To: HåkonWium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "CSS 3 W3C Group" <www-style@w3.org>

> It breaks, or at least deteriorates, one kind of progressive
> rendering: the display of documents as style sheets are loaded. I
> understand that WebKit doesn't have this problem as you wait until all
> style sheets are loaded (isn't there a timeout?). For browsers that
> support this kind of progressive rendering, the proposal will have
> adverse effects.

You talk about a theoric case. But in the facts, developpers will make :
- A separated stylesheet for variables, that will be very short and that 
will load before others (the cache is also happening for this sheet)
- A variables rules in the main style stylesheet and so, this stylesheet is 
cached and load really quickly
- Some locale variables that will have no effect on others stylesheets (self 
if it's possible, in the theory)

And there's no CSS or HTML specification that query to the browsers to have 
some progressive rendering.
If any browser do it, it's its own problem, not the problem of the whole CSS 

Yes, this is a little rude, and in fact we all take in consideration these 
type of problem.
But this is only a problem, not a reason to block the whole project.

Received on Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:09:48 UTC

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