Re: [1.2T-LC] Inheritance of display-align

On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 21:29:56 +0100, fantasai <> wrote:

> Hello SVGWG,
> Wrt
> The CSS Working Group has been discussing a property that does exactly
> what's described in the SVG draft here (and also has an 'auto' initial
> value), but we would need the property to not inherit.

It is useful for it to inherit in certain scenarios, such as when you have a number of 'textArea' elements that you want to have the same alignment on. This may be more of a problem for SVG 1.2 Tiny since it doesn't mandate support for CSS stylesheets and CSS selectors.

Please elaborate on why the CSSWG thinks the property should not inherit.

> Also, we've heard feedback that "before" and "after" are easily confused
> with "start" and "end". Not sure what to do about that.
> The CSSWG hasn't discussed SVG's display-align yet (I only just noticed
> its existence on my way home from TPAC), but I think it would be a good
> idea for us to do a little coordination here.

Coordination sounds good to me, although the SVG WG hasn't discussed it either yet.

Just curious, what CSS module wants to include this functionality?


Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
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Received on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:23:34 UTC