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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:38:46 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-228176353-1466714324-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
An initial value is used solely to:

1. Define what `initial` does (or `inherit` on a root element).
2. Define the property's "specified value" when it doesn't have a 
"cascaded value".

In either case, shorthands don't *exist* at that time.  They go away 
during parsing, expanded into their constituent longhands.  There is 
nothing for a shorthand's initial value, if it had one, to *do*.

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