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Re: Should 'display: none' be handled by 'visibility'?

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:32:16 +0100
Message-Id: <E5FB2F82-BA1B-4572-8C81-4C2E5F16A0BE@dorward.me.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

On 27 Jul 2007, at 12:18, Markus Jonsson wrote:
> I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, but the display  
> property has a minor problem. Often, {display: none} is used with  
> dynamic
> html, where an element could show or hide on demand. Hiding is  
> easy, but once you need to reshow the element, you need to know the
> appropriate display mode.

No you don't. If it is set with inline style then you can set the  
property to an empty string. If it is set via a stylesheet, then you  
just need to construct your style rules carefully so that you can  
alter the className property so the selector no longer matches.

David Dorward
Received on Friday, 27 July 2007 12:32:37 UTC

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