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Re: Name for default value of border-color needed

From: Kishore Kulkarni <kulkarni@pathcom.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 21:12:50 -0400
Message-ID: <009101bf0560$c23f7080$6491fad1@kulkarni.pathcom.com>
To: "Chris Wilson" <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>, "'L. David Baron'" <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>, <www-style@w3.org>
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-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
To: 'L. David Baron' <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>; www-style@w3.org
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 3:35 PM
Subject: RE: Name for default value of border-color needed

>Could you explain why the DOM necessitates a name for the default color?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: L. David Baron [mailto:dbaron@fas.harvard.edu]
>Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 11:42 AM
>To: www-style@w3.org
>Subject: Name for default value of border-color needed
>Because of the DOM, there is a need for an explicit name for the
>default value of the border-color property.  This would also be useful
>on its own.  There is no possible value to return for
>getPropertyValue("border-color") [1] of a ruleset containing "border:
>medium solid", since this value is not expressable on its own.
>There should be a keyword such as 'use-color' or 'default' that is
>equivalent to the default value of the border-color property [2].  This
>change should be an erratum to CSS2 since the DOM Level 2 is being
>based on CSS2.
>[1] <URL:http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WD-DOM-Level-2-19990719/css.html
>    #Level2-CSS-CSSStyleDeclaration-getPropertyValue>
>[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/box.html#border-color-properties
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