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[css21] The 'inherit' keyword in shorthand properties

From: Øyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:13:48 +0200
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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http://www.w3.org/2011/10/12-css-irc#T16-47-22

"RESOLVED: accept TabAtkins and fantasai's proposal such that inherit  
turns the specified value into the parent's computed value"

I just realized that this doesn't necessarily make any sense for shorthand  
properties. In fact, most of chapter 6 seems to operate under an unstated  
assumption that each declaration setting a shorthand has been converted to  
equivalent declarations for the corresponding longhand properties.

There is a sentence about how declaring a shorthand to be !important is  
equivalent to declaring all of its sub-properties to be !important.  
Probably there should be similar wording for 'inherit'.

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Øyvind Stenhaug
Core Norway, Opera Software ASA
Received on Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:14:28 GMT

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