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

From: Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu <kanghaol@oupeng.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2012 20:57:33 +0800
Message-ID: <504C923D.6050804@oupeng.com>
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
CC: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
(12/09/09 20:37), Brian Kardell wrote:
> 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.

I only see four comments and one of which is from François. Am I missing

(12/09/09 20:37), Brian Kardell wrote:
> On Sep 9, 2012 8:30 AM, "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kanghaol@oupeng.com> wrote:
>> 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 disagree that anyone would be happy to set it up because I wouldn't
;). It seems that folks in this thread are more happy brainstorming
little reasons why some prefixes are bad or good, and well, I am just
quite tired of them.

> 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.

Sure. Then why don't you just do it (open a wiki page and such)? I don't
think there's any harm in having multiple polls for this matter anyway
and I don't think the working group would be able to pick a date of a
poll and say this is the one and only one poll on which the decision
will be based.

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