Re: [css-variables] How to spec the OM for vars?

On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Boris Zbarsky <> wrote:
> On 9/4/12 12:04 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> Yes.  Though I guess they'll be kinda broken there anyway if they're
>>> using
>>> CSS variables....  But then it starts to depend on whether the CSS
>>> variables
>>> are being used for progressive enhancement kind of things or basic
>>> functionality.
>> Variables are pretty much intended to be used for basic functionality.
>>   They're a bedrock tech - if you try and progressively enhance up to
>> them, you've pretty much eliminated the entire reason for using them
>> in the first place.
> Maybe I was unclear.
> The issue that matters is whether the styles being applied via variables are
> core styles without which the site breaks or progressive enhancement styles.
> So for example, are we talking "display" or are we talking "box-shadow"?
> In practice, I suspect it'll be the "display" kind as often as not...

Ah yeah, I slightly misunderstood.  But yes, I agree, they'll be used
as often for core functionality as for decorative.


Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:16:50 UTC