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Re: @import -- allow at any place in stylesheet.

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:23:46 +0100
To: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <1btjh7t5fagdq9ep6onagvjc2skn7vnq6i@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com wrote:
>18.01.2012, 20:48, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>:
>> On Wed, 18 Jan 2012, Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com wrote:
>>
>>>  In case of it was not clear enough yet: my goal is not to find a
>>>  solution for a specific task. Instead, my goal is to improve CSS itself.
>>
>> Changes that aren't solutions to specific tasks aren't improvements.
>
>Consider increased flexibility as a task if you want.

Flexibility includes the Working Group's ability to assign some meaning
to @import after a certain point in a style sheet in the future without
the new behavior being in conflict with existing practise in certain
ways. You could read the current requirements as saying that using the
@import rule at certain points as something the Working Group reserves
for later use when it finds a usage that is more valuable to authors
than being able to use it with the usual meaning right now. Assinging a
specific meaning to it now would probably remove that option, so this
may be a loss in the long term. I am not saying that is likely, but the
argument is not quite so simple as you make it out to be.

Note that this includes the option of changing how @import "at the top"
works; it could be for instance that the Working Group decides at some
point that @import at the top imports "variables" from other documents,
and allowing @import in the middle of a style sheet might make that more
confusing, which might be bad, as a simple example.
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