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Code Inspection: Properties may probably be replaced with a shorthand

If a CSS ruleset contains a number of longhand properties that do not constitute a complete set then this inspection suggests transforming the properties into a shorthand form.

For example, 2 properties: outline-color and outline-style may be replaced with a single outline one. However such replacement is not 100% equivalent because shorthands reset all omitted sub-values to their initial states. In this example, switching to the outline shorthand means that outline-width is also set to its initial value, which is medium .

This inspection doesn't handle full sets of longhand properties (when switching to shorthand is 100% safe). For such cases see the 'Properties may be safely replaced with a shorthand' inspection instead.

Last modified: 08 May 2020