W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-dom@w3.org > April to June 2000

Re: CSS_DIMENSION creation?

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 11:08:43 -0400
Message-ID: <395771FB.8C6BCFEB@w3.org>
To: Blaine Brodie <bbrodie@savagesoftware.com>
CC: www-dom@w3.org
Blaine Brodie wrote:
> >CSS_DIMENSION is for unknown dimension. In CSS2, all lengths, angles,
> >times
> >and frequencies are dimensions.
> >The DIMENSION token is part of the CSS2 grammar:
> >http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/syndata.html#tokenization
> >
> >setProperty("font-size", "10m", "") will create a dimension even if
> >you won't be able to use it in a CSS2 engine.
> >
> >Philippe
> >
> Maybe I am misinterpreting something.  It is my understanding that the DOM
> Level 2 is used to modify properties values of a CSS level 2 document.
> However, the CSS2 grammar [http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/grammar.html], which
> is more restrictIve than the core CSS Grammar does not contain any
> expressions with the DIMENSION token.  Does this mean that a function such
> as setProperty parses against the core CSS grammar and not the CSS2
> grammar?

The CSSPrimitive value is part of the CSS "core" object model and not
the CSS2 extension. Regarding the core syntax of CSS, "12kms" is not an
error. Appendix D of the CSS2 spec describes a more restrictive grammar
for CSS2. The CSS Object model is used by others CSS application, such as
SVG, and is not restricted to CSS2 only.

Received on Monday, 26 June 2000 11:08:55 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 20 October 2015 10:46:07 UTC