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RE: Inheritance?

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 10:09:01 -0700
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B90C310E3F@RED-MSG-47>
To: "'L. David Baron'" <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>, leonardr@Adobe.COM, www-style@w3.org
Leonard, you might also want to mention in what rendering system this
doesn't work in - it works as expected (in both examples) in IE 4.0.

-Chris Wilson

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	L. David Baron [SMTP:dbaron@fas.harvard.edu]
> Sent:	Monday, September 28, 1998 12:45 PM
> To:	leonardr@Adobe.COM; www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	Re:  Inheritance?
> 
> >From: Leonard Rosenthol <leonardr@Adobe.COM>
> >Given a style declaration of:
> >
> >	<STYLE type="text/css">
> >	<!--
> >		.dynamic-style {text-indent : 24px}
> >	-->
> >	</STYLE>
> >
> >
> >Why does this NOT work?
> >	<P class="dynamic-style"><SPAN>standard paragraph with a first line 
> >indent</SPAN></P>
> >
> >
> >and this does?
> >	<P><SPAN class="dynamic-style">standard paragraph with a first line 
> >indent</SPAN></P>
> 
> I would think that the first example should work, but the second example
> should not work.  This is because text-indent should only apply to
> block-level
> elements (such as P) but not to inline elements (such as SPAN).  Could you
> have gotten the examples mixed up?
> 
> David Baron
> 
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