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Re: [css-variables] CSS Custom Properties L1

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:08:27 +0200
Message-ID: <4FE3631B.9060407@kozea.fr>
To: www-style@w3.org
Le 21/06/2012 19:34, François REMY a écrit :
> Here's a blog post I just published explaining the changes of our proposal :
>      Rebooting CSS Variables:
>      http://fremycompany.com/BG/2012/Explaining-CSS-Custom-Properties/


I agree with Kenny: giving a list of differences *between your proposal 
and the current editor’s draft* would help a lot those who have been 
following the discussion here.

This blog post is nice, but for another audience. It compares to 
preprocessor variables, describes use-cases and gives arguments in favor 
of your proposal; but barely touches the previous draft. Some parts of 
the post apply equally to the draft, others are in opposition. There is 
no help to know which.

What would help *here* is more like a summary of the output for a `diff` 
command. Many of use here have carefully read the draft. Could you save 
us the trouble to do the diff in our heads? (Such mental-diffing is very 
tedious and error prone, at least for me. I routinely miss important 
points when comparing CSS3 modules to the matching parts of CSS 2.1)

(Side note: I find using color for emphasis confusing, especially on 
whole paragraphs at a time. I had to view-source to find <strong> and 
see that this meant emphasis.)

Simon Sapin
Received on Thursday, 21 June 2012 18:08:58 UTC

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