Re: Font definition


There would be no need to change the values, so variable is just a bad 
choice of word on my part.


On Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 19:10 Europe/London, Matt wrote:

> Ben Godfrey wrote:
>>> What about every other value? Wouldn't it be great to be able to
>>> declare "variables" at the top of a stylesheet and reference them
>>> where needed. Color schemes are the example that spring to mind.
>> This would be a powerful way to modularise complicated stylesheets.
>> One could set variables and import a set of styles to make use of
>> those variables, similar to the way that XSL is sometimes
>> modularised.
>> This can be done at the moment with the approach of assigning
>> selectors to properties rather than vice versa mentioned
>> previously, but providing variables would increase the separation
>> and maintainability of the individual files. This could be very
>> useful in environments with large disparate sites and teams.
> Wouldn't it be better to use contants instead of variables? Perhaps an
> @-rule:
> @constants {
>  %mycolour%: #ffc;
>  %myothercolor%: #cce;
>  %mylength: 2em;
> }
> p {
>  color: %mycolor%;
>  margin-top: %my-length%;
> }
> etc.
> Matt

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