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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:47:26 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimXZPs-HGb4gy6qOZqyYRGGndo-Ad=RbbV67O31@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Cc: Shane Stephens <shans@google.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Nathan Weizenbaum <nweiz@google.com>, Chris Eppstein <chris@eppsteins.net>
On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com> wrote:
> On 24/03/2011 3:06 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> Questions:
>>>
>>> 1. Does the nesting of declaration blocks only happen in a .scss file?
>>> 2. Does SASS require JavaScript to be enabled?
>>
>> I don't understand.  SASS is a server-side technology.  What relevance
>> does SASS have here?
>
> 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. 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

The proposal that I wrote in the Mixins thread was solely about CSS
grammar.  The concept of Mixins is *inspired by* server-side CSS
compilers like SASS, but there's no direct connection to them at all.


> 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
> perspective.

For the record, this *is* something for the CSSWG to decide.
www-style is an open mailing list; we welcome and *greatly* value
input and feedback from the wider community (after all, many of us,
including myself, were part of that "wider community" that gave
feedback before we were invited to join the WG).  Final decisions,
though, are only made by the WG itself, not the public participants on
the mailing list.  In this particular case, Hyatt is indeed referring
to a WG decision to pursue Mixins with a particular syntax.  Of
course, the WG makes such a decision based on the mailing list
discussion.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 31 March 2011 23:48:19 GMT

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