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Re: Issue 1: Font-weight and headings

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 11:24:04 -0700
Message-Id: <199707271830.LAA26879@sweden.it.earthlink.net>
To: <www-style@w3.org>, "Liam Quinn" <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Liam Quinn wrote:
> To me, this supports Netscape's implementation.  In the earlier
example of 
> STRONG text within an H1 with font-weight: normal, the STRONG text
has no 
> declarations which apply to it, so the inherited value of
> normal is used.  There is an inherited value, so the initial value is

> discarded.

This depends on whether the default values in the browser are to be
considered a 'reader stylesheet' or something else. The spec is clear
about reader stylesheet declarations taking precedence over
> The CSS1 spec states that inherited values override initial values 
> (http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/REC-CSS1#cascading-order).

"If no declarations apply, the inherited value is used." If the default
values are declared in a reader stylesheet, the inherited value is not

David Perrell
Received on Sunday, 27 July 1997 14:30:22 UTC

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