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

From: Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:04:24 +0200
Cc: www-style@w3.org, manian@adobe.com, chris@eppsteins.net, sylvaing@microsoft.com
Message-ID: <20120614190424.80700@gmx.net>
To: "François REMY" <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, jackalmage@gmail.com, bkardell@gmail.com
I tend to agree that the concept may be easier understood and agreed on if it were named "user-defined properties".
Since the title of this thread is already saying that CSS Variables differ to everything we know so far, they should probably not be called "variables".


-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:28:09 +0200
> Von: "François REMY" <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
> An: "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
> Betreff: Re: [css-variables] CSS Variables are a NEW kind of variable

> 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 ; 
> www-style@w3.org
> 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. 

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