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Re: [CSS 2.1] Actual value of a property

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2010 14:25:04 -0700
Message-ID: <4C59DAB0.4010700@inkedblade.net>
To: Robert Stam <robert@tallcomponents.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 03/04/2010 07:17 AM, Robert Stam wrote:
> Hi,
> The CSS 2.1 specification defines the actual value of a property as the
> value used in a particular environment (as a mechanism to deal with the
> (dis)abilities of a particular environment).
> In 16.2 (text-align), it says 'If the computed value of text-align is
> 'justify' while the computed value of white-space is 'pre' or
> 'pre-line', the actual value of text-align is set to the initial
> value.'.
> Shouldn't this read '...the used value of text-align is set to the
> initial value.', since this issue is not related to the target
> environment?

Yes, it should; it's probably an artifact of an earlier version of
the specification, in which "used value" didn't exit, only computed
and actual values existed.

In any case, that sentence has been superceded due to the edits for
CSS2.1 Issue 53: http://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css2.1#issue-53

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