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Re: [css-variables] and shortcut properties, fundamental limitation?

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 08:30:50 +0100
Message-ID: <5129C1AA.2050904@kozea.fr>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Le 24/02/2013 03:27, Andrew Fedoniouk a écrit :
> Is all this correct in your opinion and how it
> should work?
>
> Personally I would expect that this
>
> div {
>       background: #333;
>       background: var(invalidvar);
> }
> will end up with background color set to #333.

I agree with you and I think that the fallback behavior should be 
preserved, which is why I started another thread about this with the 
right terminology:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Feb/thread.html


If you read there, my suggestion requires the cascade to keep around not 
one but a list of specified values for each (element, property) pair; 
which had already been rejected by implementation. But Tab maintains 
that we can get a similar behavior by adding typing information to 
variables.

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Simon Sapin
Received on Sunday, 24 February 2013 07:31:18 GMT

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