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[whatwg] <reset> element?

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:30:16 +1100
Message-ID: <45834C28.6090209@lachy.id.au>
Dean Edwards wrote:
> So I'm suggesting a new element: <reset>
> This element is in the document flow as normal except that it acts as a 
> blank canvas as far as CSS is concerned. Ideally, it should have no 
> style at all.

This is definitely a styling issue, not an HTML issue.  Other than using 
XBL, the 'initial' value from CSS3 Values and Units [1] might help solve 
part of your problem as well.  The value can be used to reset individual 
properties to their initial value so they are not inherited.  If neither 
XBL nor 'initial' solve your problem, you should take your use case over 
to www-style.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-values/#keywords

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Friday, 15 December 2006 17:30:16 UTC

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