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Re: Better Variables through Custom Properties

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:42:38 -0400
Message-ID: <4EA6221E.5090307@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 10/24/11 8:14 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> You introduce a dependency between properties in terms of how they compute.
>>   We don't have that currently, right?
>
> Sure we do.  That's precisely what the "computed value" stage is
> *for*.  You can't resolve any property using the "em" unit until
> you've computed the font-size property, etc.

One important thing to note there there is that we currently do not have 
circular dependencies between properties.  There will be nothing 
preventing that in this new setup; we'll need to specify how the cycle 
is broken.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 02:43:06 GMT

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