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Re: [cssom] serializing <color>

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 17:50:46 +0100
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "CSS WG" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u78bqw0a64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 17:37:50 +0100, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> Doing what, though?  Are they reading specified colors?  Computed  
> colors?  Used colors?  Doing what with them?

E.g. reading out color values and changing them to create a different kind  
of contrast. Though this might be used for debugging as well, having a  
consistent format would make things easier her. Color manipulation is also  
used for animations, though in most scenarios you would not start from  
some unknown start value.

> The only uses of the CSSOM for colors that I've seen around are in fact  
> debuggers and editors...

I see. I don't really see how the CSSOM works well for editing except  
simple things, and those things would not be hindered much by normalizing  
<color> values. Editors can always provide an option to see the various  
ways you can express that <color>. The same goes for debuggers I think.

Also, it might be worth noting that Gecko does not preserve e.g. #rrggbb  
notation at the moment (have not checked hsl() and hsla()).

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 17:24:27 UTC

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