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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-color-4] backgroundColor

From: Xidorn Quan via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:26:17 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-236544855-1470047175-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
FWIW, your example actually doesn't match what you were expecting, 
because `background-color` is not inherited by default, and thus 
`backgroundColor` in your example is actually `transparent`. (Even if 
it is inherited by default, your `background` would override that 
value as well.) This can be fixed by adding `background-color: 
inherited` explicitly, though.

I doubt its usefulness. Is there any other usecase? In this example, 
things would not work if the background underneath is an image, or 
even a gradient. And this simple usecase can easily be achieved via a 
common variable. This very limited usecase doesn't look very 
convincing to me.

Also given that you made this mistake when you wrote the example (I'm 
not blaming you, but), I suspect this setting isn't as intuitive as it
 looks like, which would also be a problem.

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