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Re: Initial Value

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@ij.net>
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 08:57:41 -0400
Message-ID: <429DB0C5.2A88@ij.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

L. David Baron wrote Wed, 1 Jun 2005 13:55:33 +0200:
> On Wednesday 2005-06-01 02:40 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

> > I think that the language here is both entirely clear and dictates a
> > much better result (reset to initial value medium, then apply 70% to
> > medium) than what you say the cascade demands (ignore initial value
> Boris has explained this pretty clearly already, but I'll restate that
> you're clearly wrong.  Percentage values are defined to be percentages
> of the parent element's font size.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/fonts.html#font-size-props says:

I have no problem with his explanation of how cascade is supposed to
work. My problem is he fails to reconcile it with the plain language of
15.7 that clearly says ALL values are FIRST reset, which to me clearly
means font-size is set to medium (in the 'font-size' list above
"Percentages"), a size that is ostensibly immune to font-size
inheritance of author and user stylesheet sizing. Once reset is
performed, medium should stand in the stead of the value from the
parent. If this is not as Boris explained supposed to be the case, then
change the language of 15.7 to preclude a mere mortal reasonable
*ordinary* person, unlike Boris and yourself, with mere 100 IQ and
nominal familiarity with and comprehension of 6.2 & 6.4, from
duplicating my interpretation.
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