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[csswg-drafts] Some property definitions for shorthands should not say 'see individual properties'

From: Sebastian Zartner via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:09:47 +0000
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SebastianZ has just created a new issue for 
https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== Some property definitions for shorthands should not say 'see 
individual properties' ==
@tabatkins [mentioned 
earlier](https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/pull/184#issuecomment-225682922)
 that shorthands don't have an initial value.

I believe this statement is wrong. Shorthands do have initial values, 
which are a normally a combination of their longhands. Also, they 
apply to a specific group of elements, they are inherited or not, they
 apply to a specific media and have a computed value.
So, their property definitions for 'Initial', 'Applies to', 
'Inherited', 'Media' and 'Computed value' should be set accordingly.

**Examples:**
The [`font` 
shorthand](https://drafts.csswg.org/css-fonts-3/#font-prop) has an 
initial value of `normal normal normal normal 20px / normal arial` 
(and not one of the possible keyword values), it applies to all 
elements, it is inherited, applies to visual media and has a computed 
value of `<‘font-style’> <‘font-weight’> <‘font-stretch’> 
<‘font-size’> / <‘line-height’> <‘font-family’>` ([browsers are 
inconsistent regarding 
that](https://jsbin.com/rixeziqayi/1/edit?html,css,js,output)).

The [`flex` 
shorthand](https://drafts.csswg.org/css-flexbox-1/#flex-property) has 
an initial value of `0 1 auto`, it applies to flex items, it is not 
inherited, applies to visual media anad has a computed value of 
`<‘flex-grow’> <‘flex-shrink’> <‘flex-basis’>` (and not `none`).

Sebastian

Please view or discuss this issue at 
https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/223 using your GitHub 
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