Sam Soffes

WebKit CSS Variables

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CSS variables were just added to WebKit. This probably won't make it into a browser for awhile, but still really exciting.

The sad thing is the syntax is just horrendous.

  body {
    -webkit-var-foreground: green;
    -webkit-var-background: rgb(255, 255, 255);
    color: -webkit-var(foreground);
    background-color: red;
    background-color: -webkit-var(background);

This text should be green on a white background. There should be no red visible.

Awhile back there was some discussion on the mailing list about copying how SCSS does it. It's a shame that didn't happen.