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Re: We are where we are.... but how did we get here?

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 14:00:48 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050629210048.GA14897@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Wednesday 2005-06-29 23:43 +0300, Emrah BASKAYA wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 23:28:10 +0300, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>  
> wrote:
> >There are much simpler solutions for the problem of column styling than
> >a second pass of selector matching.  For example, we could have column
> >selectors that select based on the table semantics of the underlying
> >content (rather than how that content happens to be displayed).

> Well the article say is it all, it is impossible, with the current CSS  

What article?  It's most certainly possible.  And if you don't know what
you're talking about, why are you just saying it's impossible?

> methods, as somehow, getComputedStyle manages to be in the heart of the  
> problem, because CSS2.1 tells us so. So it must not be possible for a  

getComputedStyle has nothing to do with it; it's an API that is
independent of CSS.

> browser to tell how it colored a cell, because if it does, this is against  
> CSS2.1 rules. It shouldn't know how it colored an element to conform 2.1 .  
> Which is much better than actually being able to color the 'thing'.

I have no idea what you're trying to say here.


L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
          Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, The Mozilla Foundation

Received on Wednesday, 29 June 2005 21:00:56 UTC

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