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Re: @important instead of multiple !important

From: Me <theirf@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 16:53:53 -0500
Message-Id: <6FBB1BE7-DB51-48F2-816D-9A51F1A85C31@gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
"However it's not a reason to stop progress and do nothing; the sooner we add a feature, the sooner we (or, well, our successors) will be able to use it."
Completely Agree. Sorry for keeping it simple, but I am all for this philosophy in CSS


On 6Jan, 2012, at 1:24 pm, Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com wrote:

> 06.01.2012, 12:19, "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>:
>> 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.
> 
> It turns out that it probably makes sense to request something like @-moz-important {} in Mozilla's bug tracker (I use Firefox).
> 
>> 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).
> 
> I'm far from thinking that I personally will meet with anything discussed here being widely implemented. However it's not a reason to stop progress and do nothing; the sooner we add a feature, the sooner we (or, well, our successors) will be able to use it.
> 
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