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

From: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 15:05:10 -0400
Message-ID: <CADC=+jfV26V+uyE45v6XDun2g91S=+Z=1SPvffS6X3G_e1G4RA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Sylvain Galineau
<sylvaing@microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> [François REMY:]
>> > The very idea of mixing up a function with a name ('define') is
>> > completely confusing.
>>
>> +1, BTW.
>>
> All right, just so I understand what was being talked about. What part
> of the following included/'mixed up' a "function"?
>
>        :root { define-link-color: blue }
>        a { color: $link-color }
>
> I see a user-defined property set to a value. And a delimiter to dereference/use
> that user-defined property. We're clearly not talking about the CSS function
> syntax since there is no such thing here so what are we referring to?
>
>

I don't personally find "define" confusing, by I see François' point.
Sylvain, isn't there any other prefix that we could hang this on that
doesn't have this potential to confuse?  user-*,  custom-*,  meta-*,
map-* ?
Received on Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:05:41 GMT

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