[whatwg] <BIG> Element

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at myrealbox.com
Sun Nov 4 10:06:39 PST 2007

On Nov 4, 2007, at 5:59 AM, Keryx Web wrote:
> Matthew Paul Thomas skrev:
>> To allow this on the Web, the CSS font-style property would need to 
>> have not just "normal", "italic", and "oblique" values, but also an 
>> "italic-inverse" value. Browsers should then use this value by 
>> default for any inline element where they currently use "italic".
> No problem!
> i {
>     font-style: italic;
> }
> i i {
>     font-style: normal;
> }
> ...

We're getting off-topic here, but ... That wouldn't deitalicize 
<cite><i>, <em><i>, <i><cite>, <i><dfn>, <i><em>, or <i><var>, when it 
should. As the levels of nesting increased, the number of permutations 
of these elements would explode. And it's not reasonable to expect any 
author who uses "someblockelement {font-style: italic;}" to remember to 
also define "someblockelement cite, someblockelement dfn, 
someblockelement em, someblockelement i, someblockelement var 
{font-style: normal}".

Matthew Paul Thomas

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