Re: [css-customproperties] is this good or bad?

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Brian Kardell <> wrote:
> While trying to figure out some incredibly perplexing treatment of some
> inline <style> rules in ie7 I did a search and accidentally came across
> this:
> Which uses the verbiage "custom properties" ....
> """
> _ Underscore Filter
> This CSS filter is based on a parser bug. It used to show properties
> exclusive to Internet Explorer. These constructs will now be treated as a
> "custom property" by Internet Explorer 7 and later. Custom property means
> that it is still in the OM and can be queried through script but does not
> natively apply its value.
> /* The following rule used to apply min-height
>    to browser who understand this property and
>    height to IE.  In IE7, _height will be treated
>    as a custom property (no height will be applied) */
> .myclass {
>    min-height: 300px;
>    _height: 300px;
>    ...
>    }
> """
> Is that a good thing or a bad thing (or maybe doesn't matter) for css
> variables/custom properties?

I don't see how it impacts vars at all.  It's just a convergent use of
naming in a relatively unimportant place.


Received on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 19:32:18 UTC