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Re: at-rules irregularities was (Re: CSS Mixins proposal)

From: Shane Stephens <shans@google.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:14:28 +1100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=jUZCHcv3KzO6M8cqKCkVHU0pGRAjkSa0nhrkO@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Nathan Weizenbaum <nweiz@google.com>, Chris Eppstein <chris@eppsteins.net>
> That is what I have been trying to figure out myself. It's only last night
> that I realized that SASS was server-side.
> It would be good if could write your proposal that *only dealt with changes
> to CSS* grammar. This is all I am interested in knowing at this point.

SASS is a CSS pre-processor that enables web developers to make use of CSS
extensions not available in web browsers.  Although it is server-side, the
SASS approach is a directly relevant example as they've implemented both a
mixin and a variable syntax.

> It's pointless running around in circles and it doesn't help when CSS
> syntax is being develop via WebKit Bugzilla.
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=56727
You'll note that Dave Hyatt and I have both agreed on that very bug that we
should wait until the CSS WG concludes their discussion before landing any
code.  Think of that patch more as a proof-of-concept that demonstrates the
amount of effort required to implement the feature and allows people to play
around with the idea if they're keen.

    -Shane Stephens

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