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Shorthand property definitions

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: 07 Oct 2002 16:00 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <CSS-shorthands@d20021007.etan.wexler>

The formal definitions of shorthand properties should meet the
special status of these properties.

Shorthand properties have no initial values.  Shorthand
properties have no computed values (or if they do, they
shouldn't).  Shorthand properties apply to the elements and and
to the media to which their constituent properties apply.

It is possible, though it has not yet happened, that a shorthand
property have a definition for percentages that varies from the
definitions in the constituent properties.

I suggest the following definition format for all future work,
including the CSS2.1 specification.

Name: property-name (shorthand)
Values: values-specification
Percentages:
 percentages-specification-possibly-referencing-constituents
Sets properties: property-1, property-2, ..., property-n
Received on Monday, 7 October 2002 17:33:27 GMT

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