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Re: CSS/XBL Dependencies

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 09:34:55 +0000 (GMT)
To: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0301080934160.11913-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 7 Jan 2003, fantasai wrote:
> 
> This is an example of dependency between two CSS rules.
> If one goes and the other stays, the result is worse than
> having neither. It's a problem that shows up in pure CSS
> as well, but not so severely. (You might wind up, for
> example, with white text on a white background. This has
> been brought up before. [1])
> 
> Does XBL have a way to avoid this situation?
> The more general question would be "how can CSS's cascading
> be adjusted to handle such dependencies?"

As you point out, this isn't an XBL problem.

There have been several proposed solutions, none satisfactory.

Ideas welcome.

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