W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > September 2008

Re: [Css Variables] Variable Declaration Blocks

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 07:44:25 -0700
To: Mike Wilson <mikewse@hotmail.com>
Cc: "'fantasai'" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080930144425.GA21932@pickering.dbaron.org>

On Tuesday 2008-09-30 09:33 +0200, Mike Wilson wrote:
> I was reading the meeting notes again 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Sep/0075.html
> and it seems this part was central to changing into the parse-
> time route:
>   David: The current CSSOM only supports one value per property
>          per declaration
>   David: You can't do that and get the cascading order right
>   David: And change the variables after the fact
>   Daniel: Then these need to be constants
> The notes are a bit brief so I don't follow this all the way. 
> It would be great if you could expand a little on why having 
> changeable variables breaks the cascading order?

I expanded on it a bit in
which I posted almost immediately after the discussion at the


L. David Baron                                 http://dbaron.org/
Mozilla Corporation                       http://www.mozilla.com/
Received on Tuesday, 30 September 2008 14:45:05 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 2 May 2016 14:27:39 UTC