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[css3-page] Default values for properties in page context

From: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 06:43:46 +1000
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <20110919204346.GB20209@bowman.infotech.monash.edu.au>
I'm not sure that I understand the interaction between section 5.4:

  # Properties that are not explicitly set within the page or margin context
  # take their initial values and do not inherit from any element.

and section 7:

  # The normal rules for CSS properties apply with the following exceptions:
  #
  #   - Margin boxes inherit from the page context.
  #     The page context inherits from the root element. [...]
  #
  #   [No other relevant-looking exceptions in the list.]

I'd guess that the quoted sentence in section 5.4 simply hasn't been updated
for the change mentioned in the elided part of the item in section 7.

(Otherwise, I suggest clarifying, probably in both of the above-quoted
portions.  I'd say that the existing text involves a conflict, because the
quoted sentence from section 5.4 does look like an exception to the normal
rules for CSS properties if the page context inherits from the root element.)

pjrm.
Received on Monday, 19 September 2011 20:44:11 GMT

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