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Re: Inheriting computed or other values

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 12:02:24 +0000 (GMT)
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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On 26 Sep 2002, Etan Wexler wrote:
>> 
>> It is the intention of the WG (as I understand it) to
>> make sure that the computed value is always the one inherited.
> 
> Take the example of 'line-height'.  If the Working Group decrees that a
> <number> cascaded value yields a <number>, rather than <length>,
> computed value, it will be necessary to further compute the computed
> value before rendition.

This is already the case with several properties, e.g. border-width and
the keywords, font-size and available fonts, etc.

This is why we have the 'actual value' step.

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