Re: [css3] Suggestion: Selector variables or “synonyms”

Brad Kemper wrote:

> I'm not sure what you mean. Don't author style sheets normally just have 
> file scope (assuming that be "file" you mean the HTML file that the 
> styles are attached, embedded, or otherwise included within)?

The file is the file containing the CSS.  File scope is the scope you 
get for the character set @ rule.
> Try as I might, I can't fathom how my proposed syntax, which is 
> basically a way of creating and using placeholders for CSS text, could 

The user style sheet may already have style rules for the new elements 
which are not the same as those for the elements to which they are 
equated.  The substitution rules need to be defined such that the users 
rule for the new element always overrides any user rule that gets 
modified to select the new element.

Someone else, recently, indicated that they don't like modal properties, 
for similar reasons.

David Woolley
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Received on Sunday, 10 February 2008 22:01:30 UTC