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Re: [cssom-view] Why is body's offsetParent null ?

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 14:09:29 +0200
Message-ID: <480F26F9.5020701@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> Having these attributes standardized helps with this:
>   1. It gives existing browsers something to converge on so QA does not 
> endlessly have to reverse engineer other browsers.
>   2. Once that happens it will provide a more consistent authoring 
> experience.
>   3. It makes it easier for new browsers to enter the market as they 
> will not have to reverse engineer these attributes from other browsers. 
> They can simply implement them against a specification.
> We could mark them "obsolete" for authors, maybe. That way authors may 
> not use them, but browsers still need to implement them as described.

That's my point, I am not sure I want implementors to converge here.
It's going to force web authors to change their online scripts.
Maybe we should leave this as messy as it is today and focus only
on the new methods.

Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2008 12:10:06 UTC

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