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Re: "inherit"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 03:52:19 -0700 (PDT)
To: Michael Day <mikeday@yeslogic.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.56.0307280351050.30489@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Michael Day wrote:
>
> Why has the "initial" value been added to CSS3? It does not seem to offer
> additional functionality in the way that "inherit" does. For example:
>
>     font-size: initial
>
> can always be replaced by the equivalent rule:
>
>     font-size: medium
>
> and so on for all other properties. What is the "default" value? And how
> does it differ from "initial"?

What's the initial value of 'color'?

In practice, even with properties where it is well defined, UA developers
have found it useful to have a value that represents the initial value
independent of what that value actually is.

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