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Re: CSS Variables

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 21:08:15 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTinWBz5gpnBYOoUO-8FxSZSP_9F1yJEse71FtXeh@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 2/8/11 6:54 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> I dunno, maybe I'm weird.  I consider experimental implementations a
>> perfectly fine and normal thing to do.
> Well, except that this particular experimental implementation can't be
> vendor-prefixed due to the syntax that was chosen, right?

The @var rule can be prefixed.  You can't prefix the *use* of variables, true.

(Note - we've been thinking about handling experiments differently
within Chrome.  Rather than vendor prefixing, implement them
unprefixed but only available in dev channel, not beta or public.
This has basically the same benefits in terms of not interfering with
final standardization, but makes it harder for a vendor prefix to
become widely used and thus necessary to support.  It also makes it
easy to experimentally support things that can't be prefixed well,
like this syntax.  This isn't decided yet, but variables might be a
good test pilot for the new approach.)

Received on Wednesday, 9 February 2011 06:01:06 UTC

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