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[CSSWG] [css-cascade] CSS Cascading and Inheritance: Updated L3 CR, FPWD L4

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:47:24 -0400
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To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
I'm a bit late with the announcements, but the CSS WG has published an updated
Candidate Recommendation of the CSS Cascading and Inheritance Module Level 3:

     http://www.w3.org/TR/css-cascade-3/

And also a First Public Working Draft of Level 4:

     http://www.w3.org/TR/css-cascade-4/

This CSS module describes how to collate style rules and assign values to all
properties on all elements by way of cascading (choosing a winning declaration
among many) and inheritance (propagating values from parent to child).

Additions to Level 4 include:

   * re-introduced the 'default' (aka bikeshed-me) keyword, which rolls back
     the cascade to the previous origin
       http://www.w3.org/TR/css-cascade-4/#default
     [This had been dropped from L3 due to lack of implementer interest; but
     there seems to be strong demand for it at this time.]

   * introduced supports() syntax for conditional @import rules
       http://www.w3.org/TR/css-cascade-4/#at-import

Significant changes (all just clarifications) since the 2013 CR are listed at:
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/CR-css-cascade-3-20150416/#changes
And additions to Level 4 are listed at:
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-css-cascade-4-20150421/#additions-l3

WE NEED YOUR HELP to get to CR, Cascading L4 has one major open issue:
the keyword name 'default' conflicts with a value of the 'cursor' property
   http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/ui.html#cursor-props
So we need a new keyword. Opinions and suggestions welcome. Prior discussion
at https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015Apr/0329.html (But
please read the spec and do your own brainstorming before reading all our
bad suggestions.)

Please send any comments to this mailing list, <www-style@w3.org>, and
please, prefix the subject line with

     [css-cascade]

(as I did on this message).

For the CSS WG,
~fantasai
Received on Friday, 19 June 2015 22:47:58 UTC

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