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Re: Property Selector

From: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 17:12:44 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikIFSmMbEAvptih0YEuvT-v7xTCD7VByK22kjFU@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On 7/19/10, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 7/19/10 3:39 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:
>> On 7/19/10, Boris Zbarsky<bzbarsky@mit.edu>  wrote:
>>> On 7/19/10 2:50 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:
>>>> So the problem is where the property is a getter and that getter has
>>>> side effects and the side effects include modifying the DOM.
>>>
>>
>> [...]
>>
>>> In Gecko, sure.  For example offsetWidth.
>>>
>>
>> What is the side effect in the DOM from getting offsetWidth?
>
> In Gecko, due to the existence of XBL, arbitrary script can run under
> the getter (since getting offsetWidth requires flushing out pending
> style and layout changes and flushing out pending style changes can
> attach XBL bindings and run their constructors).
>

Wouldn't pending layout changes need to be flushed prior to the query?

Garrett
Received on Tuesday, 20 July 2010 00:13:11 GMT

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