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Re: Display

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:59:15 -0400
Message-ID: <4BD75023.4020305@mit.edu>
To: Colt Antonio Pini <Colt.Pini@nau.edu>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 4/27/10 4:35 PM, Colt Antonio Pini wrote:
> 	This would reset the display to the original display of the element. For example, I have a span and this definition in my stylesheet:
>
> span {display:block;}
>
>
> The intended action of a default would be to reset the element to the original display. So adding this :
>
> <span style="display:default">foo</span>
>
> Would restore the display of the span to the original, inline.

What makes that value "original", though?  For <span> it's the default 
value of the display property, but for <div> I assume you would want 
"block" instead... which is just something that's set in a stylesheet. 
How are you dividing up the stylesheets that should or should not be 
taken into account when "default" is set?

> Defined -
>
> 	This would define the display by the next highest definition of the element.

Meaning what?

> Using the last example adding this to my stylesheet:
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> span {display:block;}
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> then adding this into the inline style:
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> <span style="display:defined">foo</span>
>
> Would restore the definition in the style sheet of display:block;

I'm not sure I follow.  Can you describe the behavior here in terms of 
the CSS cascade instead of by example?

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 20:59:49 GMT

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