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Re: Path to polyfilling CSS functions?

From: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2012 03:09:29 +0400
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Boris Smus <smus@google.com>,"www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <144471344294569@web28g.yandex.ru>
07.08.2012, 02:29, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>:
> The problem with this, and the reason why we've resisted re-adding
> something like this, is that the functionality will also be used to
> polyfill things *ahead* of any implementations, based on early drafts.

May, not will. It's just your assumption. Let's not confuse reality with some imaginary future.

Fear of improper use of an important useful feature cannot at all be a reason to abandon that feature.

> using variables as a sort of "author prefix" similar to vendor
> prefixes is about the best I think we can easily hit.

JavaScript access to unsupported CSS properties/values for the purpose of polyfilling has nothing to do with variables or "author-prefixes".
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