css inspector for less files

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Patrik
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css inspector for less files

Post by Patrik » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:47 am

Hi,

I switched to using less insted of css for my custom framework. But now the css inspector will no more show me the right location ofa rule. It will always link to my root less file. But in my case this one includes several other les files so it is not very helpful. Are there any plans to improve this and - somehow - identify the actual location of the less-rule?

Thanks and regards,
Patrik

Radu
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Re: css inspector for less files

Post by Radu » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:11 am

Hi Patrik,

I agree this would be a good thing to have so I registered an issue for it. Unfortunately this feature is quite hard to implement.
Oxygen, and web browsers style XML by parsing CSS content and interpreting it. There is another stage in which LESS is converted to CSS and because of this conversion the original information about which part of the LESS document generated a style is lost.

Regards,
Radu
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