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Re: Better Variables through Custom Properties

From: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:07:28 -0400
Message-ID: <CADC=+jd8jyZkGAXgO-aum5JpgxLcc0qBsrhx6+S7QJQ55Yhfrg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Roland Steiner <rolandsteiner@google.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style@w3.org
What if you had

#x {
    data-foo: attr(data-foo);
}

and then in script you change the value of the attribute 'data-foo'?


On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Roland Steiner
<rolandsteiner@google.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:41, Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I take it from Tab's "similar to the data-* attributes in HTML" that
>> these are not HTML data attributes and would not be exposed in a
>> writable way via DOM/script?
>
> No, but AFAICT there shouldn't be a reason to not make HTML data attributes
> accessible via attr(), i.e.
> [data-foo] {
>   data-foo: attr(data-foo);
> }
> With this you could write to the HTML data attribute and the CSS variable
> (same name not required) should pick it up.
>
> - Roland
>
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