The CSS Properties and Values API spec defines a registerProperty() function which can be called from JavaScript to register typed and animatable custom CSS properties. This API expands the existing CSS custom properties to improve usability of other Houdini APIs. Being able to animate these and customize inheritance and initial values makes it more useful for custom layout/paint, and having types associated with these allows the typed object mode to work more effectively with custom properties.


Specification link

Specification being incubated in a Community Group

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.


Search tags

houdini, variables,

Last updated on 2021-12-13