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Re: style.background rendering - browser inconsistency

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 15:30:23 -0500
Message-ID: <da131fde0704031330w28e593fp2da4af834c3268da@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Elliott Sprehn" <esprehn@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

I'd like to see the DOM be able to deal with some more common "web"
types like:  numbers, colors - instead of treating everything as a
string.  But i don't think it's a HTML discussion - feel free to tell
me I'm wrong

On 4/3/07, Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com> wrote:
> Err, I just reread the spec. and I was wrong. It states that the shortest
> possible combination of properties should be returned that give the same
> effect. So I suppose Opera and IE are right here?
>
> Still, it has no rules on the order that I can find though.
>
> ""
> When dealing with CSS "shorthand" properties, the shorthand properties
> should be decomposed into their component longhand properties as
> appropriate, and when querying for their value, the form returned should be
> the shortest form exactly equivalent to the declarations made in the
> ruleset. However, if there is no shorthand declaration that could be added
> to the ruleset without changing in any way the rules already declared in the
> ruleset (i.e., by adding longhand rules that were previously not declared in
> the ruleset), then the empty string should be returned for the shorthand
> property.
>
> "" DOM2 Style spec.
>
>
> - Elliott Sprehn
>
>
>
>
> On Apr 3, 2007, at 3:02 PM, Elliott Sprehn wrote:
>
>
>
> It does say that background first sets all other properties to their initial
> values, though the DOM spec doesn't state if these should be returned when
> accessing background.
>
>
> The string returned by different browsers differs:
> IE -- #afa
> Firefox -- rgb(170, 255, 170) none repeat scroll 0% 0%
> Opera -- #aaffaa
>
Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2007 20:30:28 UTC

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