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RE: [css3-text-layout][svg] writing-mode values across CSS and SVG

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 21:16:25 +0000
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>, Patrick Dengler <patd@microsoft.com>, Kevin Babbitt <kbabbitt@microsoft.com>
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> From: L. David Baron [mailto:dbaron@dbaron.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 9:21 AM
> To: Sylvain Galineau
> Cc: www-style@w3.org; Doug Schepers; Patrick Dengler; Kevin Babbitt
> Subject: Re: [css3-text-layout][svg] writing-mode values across CSS and

> In css3 modules we've been following the convention, described in
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-css3-syntax-20030813/#initial , that
> all properties have 'initial' and 'inherit' values, but that they
> should not be explicitly listed in the 'Value:' line.

I wasn't aware of this. Since Backgrounds & Borders states it explicitly,
but Text Layout didn't I assumed this was an oversight. I'd rather have
each module remind the reader of this and highlight it as it has proven
confusing to new authors/implementors/testers. 

[1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-background/#values

> However, I'm not sure how much this makes sense now that many
> modules reference CSS2.1 instead of css3-syntax.

Right. Thanks !
Received on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:17:04 UTC

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