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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:42:43 -0400
Message-ID: <558B2453.3050001@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 06/22/2015 03:23 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 4:26 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>> The problem with ua-default or any such thing is that it's only
>> correct terminology for the effect when it's used in a user-level
>> style sheet. If it's used in a author- or user-level style sheet,
>> it does not return the value to the UA default value.
>
> I am 100% okay with ua-default being "incorrect" in author-level style
> sheets.  In practice, it *is* correct 99+% of the time, and when it's
> not, *the distinction doesn't matter*.  As far as the author is
> concerned, the user and UA style sheets are part of the same thing -
> "the styles underneath me".

It's also incorrect when used in UA-level style sheets.

I'm sure a lot of people don't care about the details, but this naming
sets up an understanding of the cascade that *isn't true*, and I'd
prefer to avoid naming systems that are based on an incorrect conceptual
model.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 21:43:21 UTC

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