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Re: RE: [css-variables] Using $foo as the syntax for variables

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 23:07:54 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDtaV=OPKV+gWpjxP9GPfhPRr6CG+WrX+GzYJiVkDUa2w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmx.de>
Cc: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM, Sebastian Zartner
<sebastianzartner@gmx.de> wrote:
> Since my proposals of http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Apr/0814.html still don't seem to be recognized, I post them here again (though some info might already be outdated now):
[snip proposals]

None of these are really workable, unfortunately.  They're all
variants on the older idea of global variables/macros, like what SASS
currently has.  Current CSS vars are scoped to elements and inherit
down the element-tree, which adds some decent complexity but also
opens up some very attractive features.  This isn't replicable with
anything like the old approach.

~TJ
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