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Re: "inherit"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 00:54:26 -0700 (PDT)
To: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: Michael Day <mikeday@yeslogic.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.56.0307290052470.30489@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Tantek [ISO-8859-1] elik wrote:
> Ian wrote:
>> 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.
> I strongly disagree, and I am a UA developer.

You might not have found it useful yourself, but my statement, that UA
developers have found it useful, is factually correct.

> If a particular UA developer needs a convenience value, they can simply
> introduce -vnd-initial or some such equivalent.

I believe Mozilla have done this (-moz-initial).

> Polluting an *authoring* language for the benefit of UA developers
> doesn't make any sense.

I have often needed the feature in my own stylesheets, so this would
certainly not only be for UA developers.

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