W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > February 2005

Re: Display: inherit and positioning schemes

From: Staffan Mhln <staffan.mahlen@comhem.se>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 19:10:59 +0100
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <42090EC3.15507.2A63CE@localhost>

On 7 Feb 2005 at 9:09, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Monday 2005-02-07 16:15 +0100, Staffan Måhlén wrote:
> > Shouldn't the table at
> > 9.7 Relationships between 'display', 'position', and 'float':
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#dis-pos-flo
> > include the 'inherit' value?
> No, but the section should be clearer that it's describing a stage
> that's at the end of computed value computation, after 'inherit' has
> already been resolved to the parent's computed value.

Aha, i should have checked the definition of "specified value" before 
i wrote that. 

> > Or perhaps even better, shouldn't the 'inherit' value be deprecated? 
> Eh?  'inherit' applies to all properties.  Are you proposing it be
> deprecated for all properties, or just some?

All actually, but I don't know enough to tell if that would be 
feasible. Do you know any webpages that use it? To me it seems like a 
UA-developer feature rather than a CSS author feature.

Thanks for the quick reply,
Received on Tuesday, 8 February 2005 18:11:26 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 2 May 2016 14:27:17 UTC