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comments on WD-css3-cascade-20010713

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 01:12:41 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: howcome@opera.com
Message-ID: <m2vukt4gvo805h084l7tfe4kqs6prp51af@4ax.com>
Hi,

   I don't see a good reason using bolded text for the whole document...
I'll just comment on the wording:

abstract:

[...]
  If no value can be found through cascading, a value can be inherited
  from the parent element or the property's initial value is used. 
[...]

   I suggest "... can be found in the cascade, a value ..."

1. Dependencies on other modules:

[...]
  * [in which module are presentational attributes described?] 
[...]

   Hm, what are presentational attributes in a CSS Level 3 context? Are
you referring to 'properties'? They are split up in several modules and
I hope they won't combined into a single module.


2. Introduction:

[...]
  Often, however, no declaration will attempt to set the value of an
  element/property combination and the value will have to come from the
  parent element through "inheritance", or from the property's "initial
  value". 
[...]

  I suggest adding "... depending on the property's definition"

6. Computing weight:

[...]
  By default, author declarations have more weight than user
  declarations. Precedence is reversed, however, for declarations that
  are marked as "important". The CSS3 syntax module describes how
  declarations are marked as important. Both user and author
  declarations have more weight than UA declarations. 

  By default, this strategy gives author declarations more weight than
  those of the user. It is therefore important that the UA give the user
  the ability to turn off the influence of a certain style sheet, e.g.,
  through a pull-down menu. 
[...]

  * The abbreviation 'UA' should be avoided or put into <abbr
     title="User Agent">UA</abbr>

  * Both paragraphs should be merged

  * "important" should get an exclamation mark

  * 3rd person singluar s for '... UA give ...', e.g.

  "By default, author declarations have more weight than user
   declarations. This strategy gives author declarations more weight
   than those of the user. It is therefore important that the user agent
   gives the user the ability to turn off the influence of a certain
   style sheet, e.g., through a pull-down menu. Precedence is reversed,
   however, for declarations that are marked as "!important". The CSS3
   syntax module describes how declarations are marked as important.
   Both user and author declarations have more weight than UA
   declarations."

regards,
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