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Re: @important instead of multiple !important

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 08:19:18 +0000
Message-ID: <4F06AE86.9040900@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: "Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com" <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com wrote:

> 
> A probable usable option is to add @important to CSS spec but limit its application to user stylesheets only.
> 

As I see it, user style sheets are an abstraction of the capabilities of 
the browser, so all that really matters about them is what they can do. 
  Browsers can extend the syntax, or even make them only accessible via 
GUI operations.

The other thing about any redundant syntactic alternative is that you 
can only safely use it after ten to twenty years, as you cannot rely on 
everyone updating their software (particularly older users).

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