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Re: [cssom] Unrecognized - request for more information

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:28:16 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDdZpAqPRE6GBGhYtwFLhM9r7qrJfd=TZKDK9ETp2Sygg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 12:00 PM, Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com> wrote:
> That would go a long way IMO.
> You could let through all of the dash-prefixed properties and not limit it
> to web-* right?  If so, you could allow the method that accesses it to
> provide a prefix filter.

What do you want to do with the other prefixed properties?

> This might be too much to ask, but I think it would be possible to create a
> way for people who really did want to "experiment" as you are saying with
> true innovation with a CSS-like grammar in a way that couldn't mix with
> CSS... All that would be necessary would be to allow allow the parser
> "parse" but not respect a file via a mime type pattern or something (say
> like type="text/css-xxx").  Then could never overlap but people could take
> advantage of a good / fast native parser.
> This last approach, actually, could solve both problems fairly well and
> without much change - it would just require people to keep the "new" stuff
> in a separate sheet and use feature detection or something to determine
> which ones to shim (not unlike today).

This can be done currently by using a preprocessor to transform the
experimental syntax into vanilla CSS.  Is there a problem with that?

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