[whatwg] New method for obtaining a CSS property
ian at hixie.ch
Mon May 9 14:35:59 PDT 2011
On Thu, 27 Jan 2011, Brett Zamir wrote:
> For example, we want the designer guy to be able to freely change the
> colors in the stylesheet for indicating say a successful transition
> (green), an error (red), or waiting (yellow) for an Ajax request. The
> designer has a new whim about making the error color a darker or lighter
> red, and the designer is afraid of getting balled out for altering her
> code improperly.
It seems there are several solutions to this problem:
* Server-side preprocessing. Have some sort of file defining macros that
are then used by both the CSS and the JS during deployment. This will
* Inspecting the results of the CSS cascade on specific elements, and
then reusing those colours in the JS. This will work today.
* CSS variables and a CSS variables API. This is the declarative solution
to the problem. Not yet fully baked, but being worked on.
Since there are already several solutions here, I haven't added anything
to the spec to handle this use case.
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