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Re: [CSS21] Status of defult (intrinsic) style sheet in UA

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 14:02:10 -0800
Message-ID: <009301c5efb0$638c7880$c302000a@internal.toppro.net>
To: "Simon Pieters" <zcorpan@hotmail.com>, <www-style@w3.org>

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Simon Pieters" <zcorpan@hotmail.com>

| Hi,
| >For example in the document above we have:
| >
| >ol ul, ul ol,
| >ul ul, ol ol    { margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0 }
| >
| >But if we define in the document something like:
| >ol { margin-top: 1pt; margin-bottom: 1pt }
| >
| >then it will override all instances of ol without
| >respect of specificity of styles in default table.
| The author style sheet has a higher weight than the UA stylesheet. See:
|   http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/cascade.html#cascade

See, Simon, you did the same mistake as friend of mine who
inspired original question.

The document you mentioned tells different story:

"User agent: Conforming user agents must apply a default style sheet (or behave 
as if they did) prior to all other style sheets for a document....."

There is no mentioning about the weight or so.

As far as I understand it: these two systems of styles are completely
independent so weights or specificity of their elements are isolated from
each other.

This is why I think it makes sense to mention it.
I am not good in formal wording so if anybody can build proper phrase about it
then it would be nice.

If we need this at all of course.

Andrew Fedoniouk.
Received on Tuesday, 22 November 2005 22:03:38 UTC

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