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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>
> >>
> > ....[snip] because the point is that we almost all agree, except Tab,
> > it should not be using the 'var' prefix because custom properties are
> > variables.
> >
> > You agree, I agree, several people we have talked to, comments on
> > 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

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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