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[CSSWG][css-variables] Updated LCWD of CSS Custom Properties for Cascading Variables Level 1 Module

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 10:40:21 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCwjMOC+-veUDG4RRwWfnfNuLtGZfe2h+e9KhC6M1dBDw@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
The CSS WG has published an updated Working Draft of the CSS Custom
Properties for Cascading Variables Level 1 Module:

    http://www.w3.org/TR/css-variables-1/

This module introduces *custom properties*, which are author-defined
properties which can accept any value, and *the var() function*, which
allows authors to substitute the value of a custom property into
another property.  This allows basic use of custom properties to help
enable scripting-based polyfills of properties, and also allows usage
of custom properties as a way of defining "cascading variables", which
are "variables" that can be set on individual nodes and inherited to
their descendants.

This is an updated Last Call Working Draft, since there have been
significant changes in the spec since the previous Last Call.
Significantly, the syntax of a custom property has changed, from
"var-foo" to "--foo", as has the syntax of the var() function, from
"var(foo)" to "var(--foo)".  As well, the specialized
"CSSVariablesMap" interface has been dropped, pending a fuller and
more useful exploration of the surrounding use-cases in a future
module that expands the functionality of custom properties.

The overall functionality of the draft has not changed in any
significant way, however.

Significant changes are listed at:

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-css-variables-1-20140506/#changes

Please send any comments to this mailing list, <www-style@w3.org>, and
please, prefix the subject line with

    [css-variables]

(as I did on this message).

For the CSS WG,
Tab Atkins Jr.
Received on Tuesday, 6 May 2014 17:41:08 UTC

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