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Re: [SVGMobile12] visibility and 'use'

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 16:00:23 +0200
Message-ID: <1325003555.20060509160023@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org

Hello www-svg,

> Section 5.6 contains the paragraph starting "The behavior of the
> 'visibility' property conforms to this model of property inheritance." 
> Is the "this" being refered to the property inheritance briefly 
> described four paragraphs earlier ("Property inheritance works as 
> if...")?  If so, it should be moved to follow that paragraph.
> Is visibility being singled out for description because it has some 
> special behavior, or just as an example of the inheritance model?  The 
> language in the specification should make that clear.

Yes, it refers to the para four up. These two paragraphs were originally
adjacent, which made the link between them clearer.

The para you mentioned has been moved up so that it is once more right
after the one describing inheritance.

Visibility is used as an example because in CSS 1 it had a rather funky,
specific inheritance model; in CSS2 this was fixed to inherit the same
as other properties, and occasionally this still confuses people. So, it
used to have weird special behavior, no longer does, and therefore makes
a good example.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Interaction Domain Leader
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Tuesday, 9 May 2006 14:00:30 UTC

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