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Re: Exposing the critical ACTUAL style values?

From: Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 11:44:30 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20021219114405.018755d0(null)>
To: "TonyT" <tonyt@coolpagehelp.com>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org, Ray Whitmer <rayw@netscape.com>

At 12:35 PM 12/19/2002 -0500, TonyT wrote:
>I understand this better now, thanks.
>
>.  It was already proposed as Views and Formatting spec in the DOM
>> section at W3C.org.  But they had proposed a new abstract model where
you can
>> ask questions about entities which do not exist in markup, such as
>> characters.  I argued that instead best to expose rendered values of the
1:1 corresponding
>> properties of markeup else the logic below applies...
>
>
>I forsee such an abstract model opening the door to browser security issues,
>or possibly conflicting w/ existing security precautions/methodology used by
>browser.  It seems that this type of model would have to be specially
>sandboxed?

Interesting point.  I do not visual the security vulnerability, but that is
a point.  When you add a new layer, you have to rethink the security
ramifications.

I have cc: the mailing list.

-Shelby Moore
Received on Thursday, 19 December 2002 12:43:48 GMT

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