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Re: [css-backgrounds] Please remove the "unless there is a border image" wording

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:46:15 -0400
To: www-style@w3.org
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On 09/21/2017 12:25 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 9/21/17 12:09 AM, fantasai wrote:
>> Updated the spec to say
>>
>>    # These properties set the style in which a box’s borders are drawn
>>    # (unless there is a <a href="#border-images">border image</a> drawn in their place).
>>
>> Let me know if this seems acceptable.
> 
> I don't know that this solves the problem of it then sounding like "none" doesn't apply if there is a border-image.
> 
> The fact is that "none" doesn't set the style.  It controls whether there is a border at all.  So the right non-normative 
> summary is:
> 
>    These properties control whether a border appears, and if it does
>    what style it's drawn in.  A border-image will override the style,
>    but not whether a border appears in the first place.

That's much better! I've written it in as

   These properties control whether a border appears,
   and if it does what style it's drawn in
   (if it is not overridden by a <a href="#border-images">border image</a>).

> At least I assume this text is meant to be non-normative.  It's not actually marked that way, but if it's meant to be 
> normative I'm not sure what it's supposed to really be saying in a normative sense.

It's meant to provide an overview of what the property does.
It is normative, but more fully described in the prose below.

~fantasai
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