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Re: [css-variables][naming] Renaming 'var'

From: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:42:28 -0400
Message-ID: <CADC=+jf21CB_zzdtiFe3WL0g=HLxYU2utVfXhCU4a0B82SG48Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Prescott <adam@aprescott.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
On Apr 14, 2013 10:56 AM, "Adam Prescott" <adam@aprescott.com> wrote:
>
> On 14 April 2013 02:33, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
> > If you think that `color: blue` modifies the `color` variable so that it
> > has the value `blue` rather than whatever value it may have had, and the
> > previous value of the variable is lost in the process, then sure, that's
> > just "normal css". That is not how I think about it though.
>
> I think I'm missing the distinction between this "setting values and
> losing the original" and whatever other interpretation there might be.
> Is it to do with selector inheritance and cascading, in that the "old
> value" doesn't get replaced, it just gets superseded by a more
> specific selector's declaration?
>
> Perhaps concrete examples showing why setters and getters differ from
> var() and var- would help resolve the confusion here.

There is no proposal to change functionality though, just rename -so they
don't differ at all
Received on Sunday, 14 April 2013 15:42:56 UTC

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