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Re: [css-variables] How to spec the OM for vars?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 09:15:53 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAhsM=gwScdXo3Yi3yURH6qEemdLf3LuKDs+9Z6zr--Rw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 9/4/12 12:04 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> Yes.  Though I guess they'll be kinda broken there anyway if they're
>>> using
>>> CSS variables....  But then it starts to depend on whether the CSS
>>> variables
>>> are being used for progressive enhancement kind of things or basic
>>> functionality.
>>
>> Variables are pretty much intended to be used for basic functionality.
>>   They're a bedrock tech - if you try and progressively enhance up to
>> them, you've pretty much eliminated the entire reason for using them
>> in the first place.
>
> Maybe I was unclear.
>
> The issue that matters is whether the styles being applied via variables are
> core styles without which the site breaks or progressive enhancement styles.
>
> So for example, are we talking "display" or are we talking "box-shadow"?
>
> In practice, I suspect it'll be the "display" kind as often as not...

Ah yeah, I slightly misunderstood.  But yes, I agree, they'll be used
as often for core functionality as for decorative.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:16:50 GMT

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