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Re: WHATWG Attribute puzzle

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 15:56:04 +0200
Message-ID: <425298F4.2010703@annevankesteren.nl>
To: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
CC: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, W3C CSS <www-style@w3.org>

Matthew Raymond wrote:
> I think you mean that the DOM property would be "text" while the 
> markup would have "date"...

No, not true. The DOM property is 'date' obviously, otherwise this whole
Web Forms thing wouldn't work.

>> As a work around, you could possibly make use of a selector that is
>>  commonly supported by Web Forms 2 UAs, but not by non-Web Forms 2
>> UAs. Basically, you'll have to make use of a CSS filter of some
>> kind.
> Something like this?:

I think he meant just a hack, not some other proposal.

>> However, this would fail for any UA that implements the selector
>> used, but not web forms or vice versa.

Not if your assumption was true that the DOM property contained 'text'.

> I think script solutions should be avoided. Problems like this will 
> exist as long as HTML does, and it's likely to appear in XML
> languages as well.

I think this isn't a problem at all.

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 5 April 2005 13:56:00 UTC

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