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Re: [cssom] Defining getComputedStyle

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:21:19 +0100
To: "Sylvain Galineau" <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "CSS WG" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u7365tpf64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:30:51 +0100, Sylvain Galineau  
<sylvaing@microsoft.com> wrote:
> I agree this seems better, and likely least surprising to the caller. I  
> was mostly wondering whether the 'shorthandedness' of the properties was  
> the only criteria in this list.

It is, yes.

>> Right, it is the computed value as defined by CSS 2.1. Maybe I should
>> simplify the introduction by stating that for some properties it does
>> something different for historical reasons, without trying to go into
>> detail.
> Right. I don't mean to be slow but I want to make sure I got it right.
> As I read it the spec says getComputedStyle() shall return one of:
> 1. Nothing (modulo earlier comment)
> 2. The property's used value
> 3. the property's computed value as defined by CSS2.1
> Thus all the properties that fall in #2 are the ones who have  
> historically diverged from CSS2.1
> 's definition of computed value, right ?


Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 14 February 2010 11:22:01 UTC

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