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

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 13:43:28 +1100
Message-ID: <4383D750.1000502@lachy.id.au>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Nov 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> I didn't notice that in 6.4.2, it defines that only user and author
>> stylesheets can contain !important rules, and incorrectly assumed that they
>> could be used in a UA stylesheet as well.  However, it doesn't seem to be
>> defined how a UA should handle such rules in a UA stylesheet.
> Doesn't matter, since by definition only one UA will ever have to deal 
> with those rules, and therefore interoperability is not required when it 
> comes to handling of those rules.

Ok, fair enough.

> In Firefox ua.css !important rules are ultimate overrides, used to work 
> around crashes, non-sensical rules, and the like. (There are quite a lot 
> of them if you look around html.css, forms.css, etc.)

Ok, I didn't see those in there before cause I searched for "!important" 
instead of "! important".

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Wednesday, 23 November 2005 02:43:40 UTC

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