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RE: display property

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 11:46:27 -0700 (PDT)
To: Claus Wahlers <claus@ego7.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.56.0306261145450.3625@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Claus Wahlers wrote:
>>
>> The user agent stylesheet is not the "default". The default
>> is given by the initial value of the property, which in the
>> case of 'display', is indeed 'inline'.
>
> css 2.0, 6.4, The cascade:
> "A user agent's default style sheet should present the elements of the
> document language in ways that satisfy general presentation expectations for
> the document language (e.g., for visual browsers, the EM element in HTML is
> presented using an italic font). See "A sample style sheet for HTML 4.0" for
> a recommended default style sheet for HTML 4.0 documents"

Good catch. That is somewhat misleading use of the word "default". I'll
add that to the list of issues to fix for CSS2.1.

Thanks!
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