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Re: [css3-background] background-position

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 16:07:27 +1000
Message-ID: <4131729F.9080504@iinet.net.au>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> perhaps a keyword to "not_overwrite already set value" if it is 
>> feasable...I havent thought on this long, nor would I have a 
>> suggestion on what the keyword would be call, or how to describe this 
>> semantic to users...
> Such a thing would be good enough, since it is about "not specifying the 
> value". (It doesn't really matter if you replace the value with a 
> keyword or have two new separate properties.)
> How about making 'inherit' a possible value as in:
>   background-position:240px inherit;
> (Where 'inherit inherit' would be the same as 'inherit'.)

Wouldn't that actually mean inherit the value from the parent, rather
than keep the currently assigned value.  I think it would have to be a
new keyword that just means don't even change whatever value is
assigned.  Maybe 'current' or something along those lines.

Lachlan Hunt

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