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

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 19:57:20 +0000
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
CC: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178290A3597E6@TK5EX14MBXC262.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

[Brian Kardell:]
> 
> 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-* ?
Sure. But I'm way over my thread-hijacking quota by now so we'll resume
that elsewhere....
Received on Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:58:15 GMT

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