This is a question about defining standard values and base templates. Considering the following:
I have a base template B with a field called Title. Is it possible to define the standard value for the Title field on the standard values of template B? And what happens if a templates that inherits from B also has standard values? Does Sitecore pick the most specific/local definition of Title?
I have tried this scenario and sometimes the standard values of B are used and sometimes they are ignored. I have found an article by John West stating this scenario should be ignored here.
It would be nice though to be able to define a standard value for a field in a base template and not on all implementing templates??