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Re: Please improve the CSS syntax

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:11:00 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAo3DrwZ2Q4ZtjPQfi-DjR+gpxkXC6Cga7gUhLSfScHaA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Leaper <jaboc2kl@googlemail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 6:04 AM, Chris Leaper <jaboc2kl@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hey folks, I was just wondering if anyone had any inclination
> to implementing native support for something like SASS CSS (and even HAML
> markup for HTML)  in future specifications?
>
> As a developer I feel that it's about time that the rather basic and often
> verbose CSS syntax got an overhaul!
>
> It's all well and good adding new features like those of CSS3 but they're
> still implemented in the same way as all of the other styles. What I would
> at the very least like to see is native support for things like nested
> styles. I mean there's a small slew of 'improved' CSS engines out there that
> add a host of new and desirable features, tools and syntactical advantages
> not present in CSS but they all need to be compiled into the 'standard' CSS
> syntax at some point. Whilst server side processing of these scripts may be
> fast it seems almost obtuse to write a style sheet in one language that then
> has to interpret this in to another language before the browser can
> understand it.
>
> I had originally thought of maybe getting browser to natively support SCSS
> style sheets, but it was suggested that I should post my suggestions here
> instead, so here you go. What do people think?

Yup, it's my intention to pursue adding several of the syntax
additions that SASS has to native CSS.  In particular, I'm currently
working on Variables and Nesting, and I'm interested in other things
like Mixins in the future.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 22:11:47 GMT

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