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Re: [css-variables] CSS Custom Properties L1

From: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:23:18 -0400
Message-ID: <CADC=+je5VRNSOJ0H--Xb5T92MxShyH7porg-oFjtTbbZPtPRLw@mail.gmail.com>
To: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Cc: CSS 3 W3C Group <www-style@w3.org>
No love? No hate?  No thoughts at all?  People have been pretty vocal on
this subject I general, so I am confused by the sudden sound of crickets at
our alternative proposal, which works the same way but has different names,
additional prose and examples to avoid the confusion.

On Jun 18, 2012 4:34 PM, "François REMY" <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> Brian and I are happy to submit to your attention the first version of our
> CSS Custom Properties proposal. In the last days, Brian and I have been
> trying to produce a concrete specification covering our common vision about
> the present and the future of the CSS Variables spec. You can discover it
> here : http://fremycompany.com/TR/**2012/ED-css-custom/<http://fremycompany.com/TR/2012/ED-css-custom/>
> .
> The reason why we started to write this specification was to give to the
> CSSWG an opportunity to react to the general lack of comprehension of the
> CSS Variables specification and its choices, by using a vocabulary that
> best describes what the spec really provides, instead of where it comes
> from.
> We also pursued two additionnal goals. Firstly, we wanted to make the spec
> more accessible to web authors, by using real-life examples and by
> conducing a research on how 'Custom CSS Properties' are currently
> understood by the web community. Secondly, we tried to make it more easy to
> implement and extend by introducing intermediate concepts where they were
> useful, for example to mutualize error handling.
> We certainly expect to get (positive as well as negative) feedback on this
> proposal and we already thank you for the time you'll dedicate to read it.
> Brian & François
> -----------------------
> PS: We encourage contributions to the specification by the mean of its
> GitHub repository: https://github.com/bkardell/**
> CSS-Custom-Properties-Module-**Draft<https://github.com/bkardell/CSS-Custom-Properties-Module-Draft>- other proposals are also welcome, as stated by Tab Atkins in a previous
> mail. We encourage authors to work in groups, to achieve better results and
> because this is actally a nice experience.
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