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

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:28:09 +0200
Message-ID: <060A80A51487439B9030A3216B5674A4@FREMYD2>
To: "Brian Kardell" <bkardell@gmail.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "Sylvain Galineau" <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "Chris Eppstein" <chris@eppsteins.net>, "Divya Manian" <manian@adobe.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
This is actually my point of view, too. I just fear this is yet another 
subject of disagreement and I therefore tried to avoid the discussion. 
However, this is orthogonal to the syntax we'll choose (as long as we keep 
[css-variables] defined as normal properties) : more than one syntax would 
match the name 'user-defined properties' (or 'authors properties' or 
whatever you name them).

Most of the people facing 'CSS variables' read 'preprocessor variables' and 
don't get (1) the syntax (2) the concept (3) why they are less powerful than 
SASS/LESS variables [sic]. Since we don't want to replace (server-side) 
variables by (client-side) ones, for a lot of good reasons, this make sense 
to try to separate the concepts. Syntax is one way of doing it, naming is 
another one.

-----Message d'origine----- 
From: Brian Kardell
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:00 PM
To: Tab Atkins Jr.
Cc: François REMY ; Sylvain Galineau ; Chris Eppstein ; Divya Manian ; 
Subject: Re: [css-variables] CSS Variables are a NEW kind of variable

> You're explaining too much, which is confusing me - it seems like you
> think the draft is further away from what you're suggesting than it
> is.
> As far as I can tell, the only thing you're suggesting is to change
> the "var-" prefix on the properties to "def-".  Everything else you've
> suggested is already in the draft.  Correct?

Yes, I am saying the only problem I think is words.  Asking whether a
simple search/replace of "var" and "variable" with "def" and "author
defined properties" would help/be considered. 
Received on Thursday, 14 June 2012 18:28:39 UTC

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