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inheritance and ::backdrop

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:11:08 -0700
Message-ID: <4FE8E1FC.9010808@inkedblade.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, www-style@w3.org
On 06/25/2012 02:19 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM, fantasai<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>  wrote:
>> Also, to be precise, you're not actually clear about what happens to e.g.
>> 'color', which is an inheritable property. If it doesn't inherit from
>> anything, what is it's value? This is not defined, because currently in
>> CSS every element has a parent except the root, and there is a special
>> exception to inheritance specifically for the root element.
>
> ...which we should fix, so that we can have a sensical story about
> disconnected fragments.  It just requires wordsmithing, since the
> answer is obvious - replace all the "is root" checks with "doesn't
> have a parent".

What do you mean by disconnected fragments?

~fantasai
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