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Re: [CSS21] as-rendered properties

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 15:31:20 -0400
Message-Id: <p06110402bf39114a722a@[]>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, wai-liaison@w3.org

At 2:58 PM -0700 7/21/05, L. David Baron wrote:
>On Thursday 2005-07-21 17:38 -0400, Al Gilman wrote:
>>  at the CSS working group. What provision is being made in the CSS DOM
>>  API to acquire the final format css properties. This information is
>>  used by assistive technologies and in fact is a fulfillment
>>  requirement of accessibility APIs. It is valuable for platform
>How is the getComputedStyle method in
>insufficient for this requirement?

The assistive technologies need to know the actual values of 
presentation properties.

It is our understanding that the computed style may not reflect the 
property values
that actually appear in the user experience.  Is this true?


When they differ, we need the actual values, as opposed to the computed values.

Thank you for you assistance in clarifying this comment.

/for Protocols and Formats WG
more (member-only link): 

>  > accessibility API implementations to use a standard DOM API to
>>  accomplish this task. Is the working group providing a standard API
>>  mechanism for resolving the final format font and color information
>>  of content without requiring resolving the final format by processing
>>  the cascaded style from the applied style sheets?
>I have no idea what this means.  I'm not sure exactly what you mean by
>"final format", and I'm particularly puzzled by your "without requiring
>resolving" comment, which seems to contradict being "final".  Could you
>describe what it is you want using the terms defined in Chapter 6
>(Assigning property values, Cascading, and Inheritance) of CSS 2.1?
>L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
>           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, The Mozilla Foundation
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