Day 64: the revert-layer keyword

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With cascade layers comes a new CSS-wide property value, revert-layer.

You can use the revert-layer keyword to roll back the cascade to a value defined in a previous layer.

In the following example, the base layer defines a black color for the border. The theme layer sets the border color to fuchsia. In a print media query within the theme layer we revert the style back to the color in the base layer.

@layer base {
  h2 {
    --border-color: #000;

    border: 4px solid var(--border-color);

@layer theme {
  h2 {
    --border-color: fuchsia;

  @media print {
    h2 {
     --border-color: revert-layer;
<h2>Sretan Božić!</h2>

Sretan Božić!

If you try to print this page, you will see that the border-color of the <h2> is #000.

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