text vs font in CSS properties

A question came up today that when floated around to a few people we didn’t have a good answer, so I thought I’d toss it out to the interwebs. Is there any rhyme or reason for the separation of CSS properties that start with FONT and those that start with TEXT (including a few others like color, line-height, etc). For reference here is W3C’s pages on font and text.

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posted by Aaron Barker on Thursday, May 01, 2008
tagged with css, twitter