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Re: Cross Referencing Between Elements

From: Rafał Pietrak <rafal@ztk-rp.eu>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:13:45 +0200
Message-ID: <5398B879.3040803@ztk-rp.eu>
To: www-style@w3.org
W dniu 11.06.2014 21:30, Daniel Glazman pisze:
> On 11/06/2014 20:34, Brian Blakely wrote:
>> Problem
>> ===
>>
>> Being able to define property values in the context of other elements' traits is long overdue.  The thought pattern "I want THIS element to be based
>> on THAT element" applies to perhaps every new CSS developer (until they learn that option is not available).
>
> Oooooh... Selectors on the right hand side of properties,
> aka proposal number 19 :-) This is a private joke for the
> oldest members of the CSS WG :-)
>
> </Daniel>

Hmmm. in the mean time the world went on ... and we don't have even the 
slightest provision for that. Still I can see that prety everybody hits 
that when he/she starts its css. right?

So, may be now it would be a good time to focus hard and since history 
proved, that too ambitious designs fail, sattle for a simplest possible 
"something" that gives that feature of dereferrencing values.

IMHO, the simplest possible thing is: those css-variables with set 
algebra I was talking about a fiew posts ago. IMHO, with tools like LESS 
with us for some time now, countrary to earlier days, currently there is 
experience of "what works and what doesn't" regarding "parametrising 
css", right?

pls?

-R
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 20:14:31 UTC

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