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Re: [css-text] clarification may be needed for text-align:match-parent

From: Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu <kanghaol@oupeng.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:13:23 +0800
Message-ID: <50B5C7A3.6060307@oupeng.com>
To: "Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin" <aharon@google.com>
CC: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
(12/11/27 17:43), Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin wrote:
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-text/#text-align currently defines
> text-align:match-parent as follows:
> This value behaves the same as ‘inherit’ except that an inherited ‘start’
>> or ‘end’ keyword is calculated against its parent's ‘direction’ value and
>> results in a computed value of either ‘left’ or ‘right’.
> There is also a note on text-align's computed value generally:
> Computed value: specified value, except for ‘match-parent’ (see prose)
> Simon Montagu and I think that the definition above may need to be
> clarified to the effect that the text-align value inherited *from* an
> element with text-align:match-parent is its computed text-align value, and
> thus is never 'match-parent' (or 'start' or 'end'). 

I'd note that CSS 2.1 is pretty clear about this:

  # 6.1.1 Specified values
  # User agents must first assign a specified value to each property
  # based on the following mechanisms (in order of precedence):
  # 1. If the cascade results in a value, use it.
  # 2. Otherwise, if the property is inherited and the element is not
  #    the root of the document tree, use the computed value of the
  #    parent element.
  # 3. ...

It's probably worth adding a note, however.

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