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RE: 'initial' | 'inherit' inconsistency

From: Eric A. Meyer <eric@meyerweb.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:41:22 -0400
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To: www-style@w3.org
At 5:54 PM +0000 10/29/10, Sylvain Galineau wrote:

>While 'inherit' is fairly well-known and understood for people familiar
>with CSS today, I also wonder how many authors even know about 'initial'.

    Indeed.  I don't even know if I'd claim to be familiar with it.  I 
mean, http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-values/#keywords says they apply 
everywhere but doesn't bother to define what they mean (and then 
there's the red note about "maybe there should just be 'default'").
    The more recent Editor's Draft of that module does reference 
http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-cascade/, which defines them, and then when 
I read http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-cascade/#initial0 I'm not convinced 
that I've been told what it actually means.  I can make a reasonable 
assumption, but I might be wrong.  (An example or two would help a 

Eric A. Meyer (eric@meyerweb.com)     http://meyerweb.com/
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