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Re: CSS variable syntax

From: Mark Volkmann <r.mark.volkmann@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:41:14 -0500
Message-ID: <CAFfRWnX+637yeK8cLARPeiT0-n8jo5b9Uu2dZeYPei5zHTOUKg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Cc: "Jens O. Meiert" <jens@meiert.com>, W3C WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
I don't see how referring to them as properties instead of variables helps.
There is still one syntax for setting them and one for getting them. People
are going to want to understand why it's good for it to be this way. Many
will be coming from LESS and Sass where it is not this way.

On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org> wrote:

> On 03/04/2014 14:19, Jens O. Meiert wrote:
>> Tab &c.--
>>  why the syntax for setting a variable is different from the syntax for
>>> accessing it
>> I know we had this topic a number of times, but I do think these
>> inquiries suggest this is not a but a *major* usability issue. I
>> didn't follow the variable syntax change discussions that much but I
>> hope this topic is up on the agenda again. There must be a solution to
>> this.
> Perhaps stop talking of these as "variables" would help? But yeah, we
> still have a var() function.
> --
> Simon Sapin

R. Mark Volkmann
Object Computing, Inc.
Received on Thursday, 3 April 2014 14:41:41 UTC

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