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Re: [Css Variables] Variable Declaration Blocks

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 03:33:36 -0500
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Mike Wilson <mikewse@hotmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org List" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-id: <453B9255-A78F-4236-A636-B4DCB825ECA4@apple.com>

On Sep 25, 2008, at 3:21 AM, David Hyatt wrote:

> On Sep 25, 2008, at 3:10 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 08:12:22 +0200, Mike Wilson  
>> <mikewse@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> fantasai wrote:
>>>> This was as far as I got Friday afternoon at the F2F:
>>>>  http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/specs/constants/
>>>> It's not very complete, but I think it captures the important  
>>>> points
>>>> in the discussion.
>>> The discussion in the meeting notes
>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Sep/0075.html
>>> was kind of brief regarding some of the technical problems with the
>>> original CSS Vars suggestion.
>> Well, the CSSOM problem is significant.


Notice how the above proposal has to worry about having @import  
constants" to deal with loading problems created by parse time  
resolution.  That hardly seems simpler to me.  Variables as Daniel and  
I specified them can remain unresolved until you end up using those  
rules in a specific medium.  This "global soup" approach is simple and  
intuitive for authors, since the variable names always cross  
stylesheet boundaries (without ever having to delay the parsing of a  
sheet because another sheet hasn't loaded yet), and the last rule  
specified in the sheet order wins.

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