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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-env][css-scoping] Interaction between env variables and scoping (#2765)

From: Jouni Koivuviita via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:11:14 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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> Should shadow tree inherit custom environment variables from host? Probably no?

Why not?

If not, would it mean that in order to use a document level custom env variable inside a shadow tree, I would need to define a new custom property inside the shadow tree and use the env variable value for it?  For example:

  # shadow-root
    <div class="inner-part"></div>
      :host {
        --inner-part-prop: env(global-var);

      .inner-part {
        property: var(--inner-part-prop);

> Should we allow host to set custom environment variables of shadow tree? Maybe useful?

And this would then mean that I could replace `--inner-part-prop` with a new custom env variable which is scoped to that shadow tree, right?

In any case, I think it should somehow be possible to utilize document level custom env variables in shadow trees. I think theming is one candidate use case at least.

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