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Re: [CSS21] as-rendered properties

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 14:58:32 -0700
To: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, wai-liaison@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050721215832.GA26202@ridley.dbaron.org>
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?

> 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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