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Default value vs. inherited value

From: Cyril Concolato <cyril.concolato@enst.fr>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 16:22:15 +0200
Message-ID: <408D1B17.5040506@enst.fr>
To: www-svg@w3.org

Hi,

Consider the following examples
Example 1:
<svg width="100" height="100" viewBox="0 0 100 100">
  <g>
      <rect x="50" y="50" width="50" height="50"/>
  </g>
</svg>
In ASV, this shows a black square which is ok because black is the 
default filling.

Example 2:
<svg width="100" height="100" viewBox="0 0 100 100">
  <g fill="red">
      <rect fill="inherit" x="50" y="50" width="50" height="50"/>
  </g>
</svg>
In ASV, this shows a red square which is ok because the rectangle 
filling is explicitely inherited from the group.

Example3:
<svg width="100" height="100" viewBox="0 0 100 100">
  <g fill="red">
      <rect x="50" y="50" width="50" height="50"/>
  </g>
</svg>
In ASV, this shows a red square. My problem is that I would have thought 
that example 3 was similar to example 1 and not example2.

This may be a stupid question but where in the spec is it said that when 
an attribute is not present, its value should be inherited instead of 
using its default value.

Regards,

Cyril Concolato

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