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Re: [css-variables] status ?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 10:18:15 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDyfahy0bo7kR2DTaDx8tQZSJbK8nYyuq+Atk1MjH08pQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 10:03 AM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> On Friday 2012-05-25 09:31 -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> 4. Tighten the syntax of variables.  This should be pretty
>> non-controversial, as the current definition is way to underdefined.
>> This is easy to do - basically it'll just be a space, comma, or
>> slash-separated list of "[ <number> | <dimension> | <string> |
>> <function> ... ]".  Very permissive, but still disallows weird things
>> like unbalanced parens and such.  The WebKit impl already uses this
>> slightly restricted grammar (we basically parse it as a "term+", from
>> the Appendix G grammar).
>
> I'm concerned about this change (and, in particular, I'm concerned
> about it leading to something that's engine-specific rather than
> implementable across engines), but I'd like to see details of what
> you're proposing before commenting further.

My proposal is in the draft now:
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-variables/#variable-property

~TJ
Received on Friday, 25 May 2012 17:20:24 GMT

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