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Re: fallback color for background-image (ISSUE-5)

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 07:51:15 +0100
Message-ID: <47FB15E3.2090908@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Patrick Garies wrote:

> Feel free to clear things up; if you were saying that a subsequent h1 
> rule (or a previous !important h1 rule) could override a previous (or a 
> subsequent) @missing h1 rule, you’re, of course, right, but then that 
> would simply be an authoring issue, rather than an issue with the proposal.

In overriding it, it could introduce an image that was fetchable, or 
cancel the need for an image, resulting in inappropriate workaround for 
the missing image.

Authors cannot avoid this because, in practice the cascade allows the 
user to override them in ways that they cannot control, and, in 
principle, they should not be relying on their style sheet not be 
affected by other author style sheets.

PS please do not request read receipts on public mailing lists; it's an 
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but you cannot rely on that.)

David Woolley
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