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

From: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 08:37:56 -0400
Message-ID: <CADC=+jfY1bOczhy-FAWFXKAP6-bTa3gF3G9Xn4wcyormEZSwEA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kanghaol@oupeng.com>
Cc: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sep 9, 2012 8:30 AM, "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kanghaol@oupeng.com> wrote:
>
> (12/09/07 21:23), Brian Kardell wrote:
> > On Sep 7, 2012 8:24 AM, "François REMY" <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
wrote:
> >>
> > ....[snip] because the point is that we almost all agree, except Tab,
that
> > it should not be using the 'var' prefix because custom properties are
not
> > variables.
> >
> > You agree, I agree, several people we have talked to, comments on
twitter
> > and blog and our own poll agree on that point.
>
> Mind sharing a link to your poll?
>
The original poll was with an article introducing custom properties
verbiage and our alternate fork of the draft
http://briankardell.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/properties-the-new-variables/

However... that probably isn't the poll or polls we are looking for here.

> > Tab says he has contrary data once the verbiage itself is changed and
> > things are explained as custom properties.  I think that unlike most
> > things, it is very possible to create a way to neutrally assess which
> > of those is more accurate.  Might as well add a few options and just
> > see what people find intuitve.  I seriously don't see the harm and it
> > would end the debate about who is speaking for who, which is
> > otherwise bound to go nowhere.
>
> Yes, very true. So... why don't you go ahead and create a poll? I just
> can't imagine anyone but you guys to start one. I don't believe the
> working group would be able to represent all Web authors in general.
> However, I am sorry but I have to say that I don't care about this issue
> to the point that I'll create a poll myself...
>
>
If we can agree on what it should or shouldn't contain and a bunch of
people would be willing to do what they can to throw eyeballs at it, I
would think anyone would be happy to set it up...I would.  I think it would
be important to list a few options and optionally a short, unbiased
argument for each...though maybe the later can happen in the comments.

> Cheers,
> Kenny
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> Web Specialist, Oupeng Browser, Beijing
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Received on Sunday, 9 September 2012 12:38:25 GMT

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