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Re: Targeting CSS3 only (evil?), either with pseudoclass or an extra syntax for properties.

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 20:28:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0504102005580.20461@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Orion Adrian wrote:
> I'd like to understand _why_ we're sticking to this system.

Because no backwards-compatible improvement has been found that doesn't 
have worse problems than the existing situation, mostly.

> The structures we're working on do not behave this way. They are not 
> single property structures, but rather multi-property structures. For 
> example color/background color should always be set together, but 
> inherit seperatly and are set seperately.

There are cases where you only want to set one. That's part of the 

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