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Re: Cleaning House

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 00:36:17 +0100
Message-ID: <463E6671.1000109@googlemail.com>
To: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
CC: www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Dão Gottwald wrote:
> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis schrieb:
>> Dão Gottwald wrote:
>>> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis schrieb:
>>>> If AT had better support for CSS, and CSS had style selectors, we'd 
>>>> be in a slightly happier place:
>>>
>>> Ah, style selectors once again ...
>>>
>>>   :style("font-style:normal") {
>>>     font-style: italic;
>>>   }
>>>   :style("font-style:italic") {
>>>     font-style: normal;
>>>   }
>>>
>>> See what happens?
>>
>> Hmm. Wouldn't that only be problematic if an equal weight has to be 
>> given to both rules?
> 
> No, the weight doesn't matter at all. Those rules never apply to the 
> same element simultaneously. Once its state changed according to one 
> rule, the other one applies.

Hmm. Yes I see what you mean.

>> Alternatively, one could require UAs to ignore self-contradictory 
>> property declarations used with style selectors.
> 
> I thought removing the font style of otherwise-italic text inside of 
> italic text was the goal.

Yes. But that's not what your problematic example rules do.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Sunday, 6 May 2007 23:36:23 GMT

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