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Re: [css3-selectors][css-selectors] ::first-line pseudo-element badly underspecified

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 17:58:06 +0000 (UTC)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: www-style Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0601311751390.6269@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 21 Jan 2006, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 
> Based on previous discussion [1], I think it's clear that the 
> ::first-line pseudo-element is badly underspecified and further that 
> there is no clear idea how to specify it.  Given the state it's in, I 
> don't think it's possible to implement it interoperably.
> 
> Given that, I request that ::first-line be removed from the CSS3 
> Selectors specification until such a time as it's better specified.

The working group discussed this.

We don't want to drop ::first-line.

We considered saying that properties that are normally inherited would 
inherit from ::first-line (e.g. 'color') but properties that are not 
normally inherited would inherit from the parent element (e.g. 'display').

However, we would like to get a more comprehensive list of problems. If 
the 'inherit' keyword is the only problem, then it is resolvable, it 
seems, relatively easily.

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