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Re: Display Property Suggestion

From: Christian Kaufhold <chka@uni-bremen.de>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 18:14:40 +0100
Message-ID: <028301be17cd$ffc9c3a0$35066686@standard>
To: "Ian Hickson" <py8ieh=www-style@bath.ac.uk>, <howcome@w3.org>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:
>The biggest problem with the above suggestion is *what happens if
>width or height is overriden by another rule?*

Another equally big problem is what happens if "content" is overridden
by another rule, e.g. by IMG { content:attr(alt) !important; } in the
user style sheet.
Then width and height should obviously also not be used (as their values
would not make sense anymore).
And maybe this older declaration also needed values for width and
height, that should not be overwritten by the new ones.

So the other way round there also exists an (implicit) "property

Christian Kaufhold
Received on Tuesday, 24 November 1998 12:18:36 UTC

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