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Re: Specificity of STYLE attribute

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 23:10:58 +0100
Message-ID: <36BF60F2.48DBC7DB@w3.org>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>
CC: www-style@w3.org

"L. David Baron" wrote:
> No browser supports this.
> I wrote a test [2] for the current rule, and NGLayout, Opera 3.51, and
> MSIE 5.0 beta 2 all fail in the same way, by having the style attribute
> override all the time (which is the behavior I want).  (Netscape
> Navigator 4.5 failed in a strange way.)
> I think the rule should be changed so that the STYLE attribute has a
> specificity of 1000, so that it always wins.

OK, now re-examine that given the introduction of the inherit value on
most properties, and the revision of priorities so that !important
stylesheets always win.

We specifically want a !important user stylesheet to be able to blow
away finely granular styling that the document author set up.

Received on Monday, 8 February 1999 17:07:41 UTC

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