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RE: [css-variables] Custom properties using the 'var' prefix? (Issue 1, !important)

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 21:44:12 +0000
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
CC: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178291BE320C1@TK5EX14MBXC227.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
That it would only be confusing to less than a majority is a poor argument.

And though I have no interest in hypothetical gambling I know plenty of 
perfectly regular web folk who, even though they don't connect 'X-' with 
the IETF organization proper are perfectly familiar with this pattern from 
configuring their own mail server or doing some internet mail processing.
While the origin and history may be more arcane I do not believe the 
convention is specialized knowledge at all.

Last, fwiw, while I am generally fine in principle with keeping things short 
I do consider arguing 1-char vs. 2- or 3-character prefixes a complete waste 
of time; if only because a massive and growing number of people seem obviously 
happy to type -webkit- all over the bloody place without ever complaining how 
much painfully longer than -ms or -o it really is. 

Never mind that this prefix is to be used at definition time i.e. for a given variable
most of the typing will involve unprefixed references. 

I therefore propose -bikeshed-.
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