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Clipping and Inheritance in CSS2

From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 23:32:38 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199711222232.XAA19537@stovner.a.sol.no>
To: Tim Bagot <timothy.bagot@keble.oxford.ac.uk>
Cc: Style Sheet mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Tim Bagot writes:

 > Some properties can be specified relative to an inherited value (e.g. 
 > font-weight bolder or lighter). Should the new value be clipped (if this
 > is necessary) before or after it is passed on to children?

Before. The child element inherits the value which is actually being
used on the screen (or in print etc). So clipping, approximations,
(un)availability of fonts may influence the inherited value..



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