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

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:44:33 +1100
Message-ID: <4D8B2EA1.6030503@css-class.com>
To: Shane Stephens <shans@google.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>
On 24/03/2011 9:14 PM, Shane Stephens wrote:
>> 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.


I do not know server-side scripting. I do not know jQuery. What I do 
know is CSS. What I need to know is what is exposed to a CSS parser in a 
rendering engine. This is all I need to know. So my question is, what is 
exposed to the CSS parser?

>> 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.
> Cheers,
>      -Shane Stephens

This OK with the above but can we please drop this notion that this is 
something for the CSS WG to conclude. If you have noted what messages 
appear on this list, you will have notice that not all people who 
contribute on the list or who contribute to CSS are in the CSS WG.

I will quote what David say on that bug:

   | I think this needs discussion on www-style first
   | before we commit anything.

www-style is not the CSS WG.

Apart from my contributions here and in the future, the CSS-testsuite, I 
also subscribe to CSS discuss. I can also give feedback from an authors 

Alan http://css-class.com/

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