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Re: CSS 3 color module and deprecation of "system" colors

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 18:49:22 -0500
Message-ID: <431CD982.7060904@mit.edu>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> So, assuming that I want to have a page with two distinct sections, 
> separated by a line for clarity. How would I style the document as a 
> whole to use the default foreground/background colours
> ? And how could I style the line (which I'd 
> just apply as, say, a bottom border of the container for the first 
> section) to be the same colour as the text of the page?

Assuming the sections are enclosed in <section> tags (since you didn't say 
anything about what your markup is), like so in CSS2.1:

   section { border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 2px }
   section + section { border-bottom: none; }

Or in CSS3 you can be more explicit:

   section { border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 2px;
             border-bottom-color: initial }
   section + section { border-bottom: none; }

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