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Re: Survival of Styling with Copy and Paste

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 00:07:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, W3C CSS <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0702210006310.28021@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 21 Feb 2007, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> On 21/02/2007 00:13, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> 
> > > So the only feasible option of inter-document copying is use of
> > > pure html without any styling information. CSS (cascading) simply
> > > does not work in this use case.
> > 
> > This is false. The second feasible option is to get the computed style
> > of the element copied and compared it to the initial values of all
> > properties to extract minimalist inline styles that could be applied
> > to the element when copied. Not that hard to implement...
> 
> Forgot to mention one thing : why do you think I will _always_ be 
> against the deprecation of the style attribute if our styles are 
> CSS-based ?-)))

How would that work when the document has media-specific style sheets, 
such that an element has different styles in different media?

Wouldn't scope stylesheets (e.g. using <style scoped> from HTML5 [1]) be a 
better way to do this?

[1] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#scoped

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