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Re: [css3] CSS3 Syntax

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 01:03:26 +1100
Message-ID: <4582AB2E.6020204@lachy.id.au>
To: Sebastian Gräßl <sebastian.graessl@gmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Sebastian Gräßl wrote:
> For a long time now i have the idea of an Syntax change in CSS.
> I think it should be more like a DOM-Tree.
> In fact it should only have the ability to write definitions in 
> defintitions.
> A short Example:
> ul {
>    li {}
> }
> but it should be still possible, and that's something important to 
> slowly introduce it, to write:

It is impractical to change the syntax like that in CSS for 
compatibility reasons.  But you can use a syntax like that if you run it 
through a preprocessor that outputs CSS in the correct syntax.  Take a 
look at DCSS, which uses that approach with a similar syntax to your 


Lachlan Hunt
Received on Friday, 15 December 2006 14:03:49 UTC

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