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RE: [css3-*] Defining support for the inherit keyword

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:18:46 +0000
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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[Boris Zbarsky:]
 
> I don't see why the core syntax being defined in one place as opposed to
> every spec copy/pasting it and getting out of sync is getting labeled as
> "confusion" here.

You're right; faulty inference on my part here. I think we're in violent 
agreement: of all the ways to be consistent, I prefer those that are 
explicit but consistency really is the proper goal.
 

> I see the inherit/initial/whatever issue as similar: having it defined in
> one place that all other specs simply reference is the thing that will
> minimize confusion going forward.
> 
> The only reason it's being a problem right now, as far as I can see, is
> that CSS3 modules are not consistent about the way they handle it.  I
> absolutely agree they should be consistent; I just think they should
> converge on referencing a single central location for this instead of
> duplicating things.
> 
> > Sure. I have no issue with that, as long as the dependency from
> > values/types to their central definition is explicit, visible and
> > unambiguous. And whatever the solution, I would  like us to be
> consistent.
> 
> Yes, absolutely.  Consistency is key here.  The current state of things is
> broken.
> 
> -Boris
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