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Re: [css3-*] Defining support for the inherit keyword

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 11:26:03 -0400
Message-ID: <4EAAC98B.80600@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 10/28/11 11:20 AM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> Have there been complaints about it?

Yes.  There have been several cases of people forgetting to put it on a 
property they're adding to a module and then confusion ensuing all around.

Also, as an implementor, anything that simplifies the text in the 
"allowed value" line is good.  The text there can get pretty hairy as it 
is; if it always had to include a few extra "||" and parens and such it 
would be even less readable than it is now.

> Assuming that spec readers -
> especially the implementers among them - prefer information to be distributed
> across more documents than necessary

I don't see how this is any worse than CSS core syntax being defined in 
a separate document from all the various CSS3 modules.

In fact, just adding this bit to the core syntax document or values and 
units (which all other modules depend on anyway) would not increase the 
number of documents involved.

So this particular implementor would vastly prefer this be specified 
centrally and that allowed value lines be made as readable as possible, 
per above.

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