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RE: [cssom-view] small update

From: Mike Wilson <mikewse@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:19:48 +0200
Message-ID: <BAY116-DAV8FF083721935AD436844BA4E10@phx.gbl>
To: "'Www-style'" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <008c01c8a3a9$fdfcc1e0$0a01a8c0@mikedeskxp>

> The main goal is achieving Web compatibility. When it became 
> clear that having no differences between quirks mode and 
> standards mode became feasible that became a secondary goal.

Could you describe your definition of Web compatibility a bit

> > Ideally, the spec (or a separate report) should describe the
> > findings of the IE reverse-engineering and the deviations from
> > this model chosen by the spec. Or maybe just add a clarification
> > that the offset* properties in the spec are not intended to
> > mirror the IE model. (But then everyone interested in the IE
> > behaviour will have to reverse-engineer themselves.)
> Do you think this section 
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/cssom-view/#background  
> is clear enough on that or do you want me to add a sentence saying  
> explicitly that it doesn't match current implementations?

If chosing this path I would like to see comments in each 
relevant section, mentioning heritage and compatibility, f ex:

7.1 The getClientRects() and getBoundingClientRect() methods
These methods were originally implemented as vendor-specific
enhancements to Internet Explorer.
.. (bla bla compatibility bla bla) ...

8.1 The offsetParent, offsetTop, offsetLeft, offsetWidth, and 
    offsetHeight attributes
These attributes were originally implemented as vendor-specific
enhancements to Internet Explorer. The algorithms described below
are a mix of several browsers' behaviour plus some new behaviour,
and are not fully compatible with the Internet Explorer 


> The discussion list is www-style@w3.org. There's no concrete 
> issue list for this draft (yet, we'll have one for Last Call 
> comments I suppose).  

Thanks, I'll await that then.

Best regards
Mike Wilson
Received on Monday, 21 April 2008 12:20:41 UTC

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