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Re: a simple question

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 05:58:27 -0500
Message-ID: <00fb01be6a1b$c3a53d00$273a11cf@boneone>
To: "Ian Hickson" <py8ieh=www-style@bath.ac.uk>, "Ignacio Javier" <ignacio.gomez@dicoruna.es>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
To: Ignacio Javier <ignacio.gomez@dicoruna.es>
Cc: www-style@w3.org <www-style@w3.org>
Date: Sunday, March 07, 1999 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: a simple question


>The answer with 'color' and 'background-color' is to *always* specify
>them together, and *never* use 'background-color: transparent'.

There is no reason not to use "background-color: transparent" as long as you
know what the underlying background is (that is, you have set it elsewhere).
In fact, using this value is absolutely essential for maintaining a
persistent background throughout a (portion of a) document.

> Also,
>if you use 'inherit' for one, use it for the other.

Not necessarily appropriate either. It may be perfectly reasonable to use
"inherit" with "color" and not with "background-color"--again, as long as
you know what the underlying background is.

Braden
Received on Tuesday, 9 March 1999 06:13:29 GMT

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