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Re: inheritance and ::backdrop

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:34:52 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAFjO4TEHPkFVBm34Akr-3ir2VFQwGT-XZtJPnvknNaMA@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, www-style@w3.org
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 3:11 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> 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?

For example, the issue we have with SVG fragments created by script
and not inserted into a document, but referenced by element().

~TJ
Received on Monday, 25 June 2012 22:35:41 GMT

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