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Re: [css3-fonts] Nested 'bolder' and 'lighter' question

From: Nicholas Shanks <contact@nickshanks.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:10:03 +0200
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To: www-style@w3.org
On 27 Aug 2008, at 8:23 pm, fantasai wrote:

> fantasai wrote:
>> What should Text D be? Bold or normal?
> I would say bold, if I were being so bold. -- Andy Clarke
> I say it goes to normal. -- Molly Holzschlag

I vote with Molly.

Use case:

Text spans A, B, and C are all written by different authors (e.g. some  
kind of aggregated content), who happen to be called A, B and C. Text  
D is written by Author C

B doesn't know A has made the container of his text bolder, and
C doesn't know B has made the container of her text bolder

Author C expects her content to be in a normal weight, and applies  
‘lighter’ to some portion of that. Author C wants span containing text  
D to look different from the surrounding text. So it should go from  
Bold to Normal, regardless of the failure earlier of Author B to force  
C's text to be emboldened.

In my belief this corresponds to the ascending and descending of  
ordered lists as defined in CSS2.1

— Nicholas Shanks.

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