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Re: @important instead of multiple !important

From: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:24:21 +0400
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <626631325874261@web123.yandex.ru>
06.01.2012, 12:19, "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>:
> Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com wrote:
>> A probable usable option is to add @important to CSS spec but limit its application to user stylesheets only.
> As I see it, user style sheets are an abstraction of the capabilities of
> the browser, so all that really matters about them is what they can do.
> Browsers can extend the syntax, or even make them only accessible via
> GUI operations.

It turns out that it probably makes sense to request something like @-moz-important {} in Mozilla's bug tracker (I use Firefox).

> The other thing about any redundant syntactic alternative is that you
> can only safely use it after ten to twenty years, as you cannot rely on
> everyone updating their software (particularly older users).

I'm far from thinking that I personally will meet with anything discussed here being widely implemented. However it's not a reason to stop progress and do nothing; the sooner we add a feature, the sooner we (or, well, our successors) will be able to use it.
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