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Re: Giving a class the same values as another class

From: <pdf@bizfon.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 16:21:19 -0400
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256927.006FD0E4.00@Enterprise>

Minor typo in the example below.  In the example, it should say "This is now RED
and HELVETICA" (instead of Arial).  :)

pdf@bizfon.com on 07/25/2000 03:37:21 PM

To:   www-style@w3.org
cc:    (bcc: Peter Foti)

Subject:  Giving a class the same values as another class

Is it possible (or are there any plans to make it possible) to include the
properties of one class inside the properties of another?  For example, suppose
I have a page that is part of a site.  There are certain site wide properties
that I may assign through a class (for example, if I want certain items
throughout the site to use a particular font).  But there are also properties
that are specific to that page that I don't want to be given to the entire site.
Those properties would be defined in a class that was local to that page only.
You can't declare something as having multiple classes (not that I know of
anyway), so it would be nice to be able to do something like this:

/* site.css */
/* This is a global style, used throughout the site */
.globalproperties { font-family: helvetica,sans-serif; }

<title>Hello World</title>
<link rel="stylesheet"  type="text/css" href="site.css">
<style type="text/css">
/* This is my local style, used on this page only */
/* Would be nice to INCLUDE global class in my local class like so */
.localproperties { color: red; classname: globalproperties; }
          <td class="localproperties">This is now RED and ARIAL!</td>

This is a very simplified example, but I think it gets my question across.  I
haven't seen any way to do something like this.  Is it possible?  Will it be
possible in the future?
Peter Foti
Received on Tuesday, 25 July 2000 16:21:41 UTC

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