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Re: [CSS21] text-decoration/visibility

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:16:25 -0500
Message-ID: <4AFC50F9.3070505@mit.edu>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: √ėyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>, www-style@w3.org
On 11/12/09 12:38 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> - As for decoration specified on a given element being ignored if the same
>> type (e.g. underline, line-through) is propagated from an ancestor, is that
>> what "cannot have any effect on the decoration of the ancestor" is meant to
>> say? If so, maybe it would be clearer if, say, "of" were to be replaced with
>> "propagated from".
> Hmm, I assumed the reverse - that it simply wouldn't reach up and
> change the ancestor's decoration.  But your reading makes more sense.

The "wouldn't reach up" is correct.  That is, the ancestor draws the 
decorations no matter what.  The child can draw its own decorations, but 
can't make the ancestor's go away.

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