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Re: no-cascade proposition

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 14:51:34 +0100
Message-ID: <49450F66.6060707@moonhenge.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:
> Jordan Osete wrote:
>>    If the 'inherit' value is set on the root element, [or if the
>> element's inheritance is disabled by means such as "disable-inheritance:
>> all;", ]the property is assigned its initial value.
> The initial values tend to be platform/user preference dependent, so, if 
> you want tight control of presentation, you will need to specify all the 
> relevant initial values explicitly, which negates the value of a don't 
> inherit anything property.

True of course.  However, the issue---as you remarked---is that of 
transclusion, which has not to do with retaining tight control but 
rather with separation.

Are there situations in which the principle of transclusion at the 
stylistic level alone has merit, even if mark-up-based solutions are 
possible and may be preferable in other situations?


Anton Prowse
Received on Sunday, 14 December 2008 13:52:20 UTC

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