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RE: Issue 1: Font-weight and headings

From: Chris Wilson (PSD) <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 06:53:34 -0700
Message-ID: <41F7F4CE3CA2CF11BC5000805F14B2A9023ABFE4@RED-31-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Liam Quinn'" <liam@htmlhelp.com>, www-style@w3.org
Liam Quinn wrote:
>At 03:16 AM 27/07/97 -0700, E. Stephen Mack wrote:
>>Checking back at the spec [1], Section 3.2 Cascading Order says:
>>
>>1.Find all declarations that apply to the element/property in
question.
>>  Declarations apply if the selector matches the element in question.
>>  If no declarations apply, the inherited value is used. If there is
no
>>  inherited value (this is the case for the 'HTML' element and for
>>  properties that do not inherit), the initial value is used.
>>
>>I agree with David -- to me, this rule supports IE's interpretation
>>that initial values should outweigh inheritance.
>
>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 font-weight: 
>normal is used.  There is an inherited value, so the initial value is 
>discarded.

I disagree, because of your statement that "STRONG text has no
declarations that apply to it."  It does, to me - the default rendering
of STRONG is defined by the default stylesheet, which says "STRONG {
font-weight: bolder }".

	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
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Received on Monday, 28 July 1997 09:56:02 GMT

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