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[css3-color] 'currentColor' change at parse time?

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 14:10:47 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060331221047.GA31647@ridley.dbaron.org>
http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-css3-color-20030514/#currentcolor says:
# If the 'currentColor' keyword is set on the 'color' property itself,
# it is treated as 'color:inherit' at parse time.

Why should this happen at parse time, rather than the time of value
computation?  It seems unusual, since I don't know of any other property
transformations that are specified as happening at parse time.


L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation

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