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Re: [css-variables] -- considered harmful

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 12:17:30 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <5637464A.7060708@disruptive-innovations.com>
On 02/11/2015 11:22, Simon Sapin wrote:
> On 02/11/15 10:57, Daniel Glazman wrote:
>> I don't think we should be able to give the same name to a property and
>> a custom property
> Are you suggesting that we should forbid '--X' or '$X' (whatever the
> syntax is) custom properties for any non-custom property 'X'? What
> happens when we add new non-custom properties?

Yes. I think a line in the prose saying that existing property names
are not allowed would be enough. 'background: var(--background)' is
probably bad practice anyway.

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