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Re: [css-variables] CSS Variables are a NEW kind of variable

From: Chris Eppstein <chris@eppsteins.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:38:58 -0700
Message-ID: <CANyEp6V-pCSpXuiEpn3i8---0wSDXp_mUa-jAchgcj4B2HWe+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Divya Manian <manian@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
If they are normal properties, why can I not access the value of other
properties?

Chris

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Divya Manian <manian@adobe.com> wrote:
> > Sorry to flog this dead horse again.
> >
> > But there has been no satisfactory answer to why variables are still
> being
> > defined as a 'property' instead of having a new definition.
>
> Because the things that define variables *are* properties.  There's no
> difference, in any way, from a normal property.  Trying to distinguish
> them syntactically would just be overly verbose and would hide the
> fact that they're just normal properties.
>
> ~TJ
>
>
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