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Re: Element.style setter

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:24:14 +0200
To: Joćo Eiras <joaoe@opera.com>
Cc: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7ja148df5hd3n3q2nq7b73i2f7ik1q7ceo@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Joćo Eiras wrote:
>Opera allows element.style to be set with a css fragment, like
># element.style = 'background:green'
>which maps to
># element.setAttribute('style', 'background:green');
>Others do not support this (throw an error due to being a read-only  
>property), but it makes the code less verbose.

Short of changing all interfaces that provide object-oriented access to
a string value like the contents of the style attribute, I don't see how
this would be anything but a bug in Opera if it is indeed not supported
elsewhere. Allowing this results in odd situations like `a != b` right
after setting `a = b`; given that you can just access .cssText instead,
or indeed the individual properties, I do not really see a win here.
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