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Re: [css-color][filter-effects] (was: Re: [filter-effects] Tainted filter primitives)

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:07:31 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLZ9ndEK9KFrOeCP7mK6Dfmvs98OWnwb23ts5tsruuFXrQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
Cc: "public-fx@w3.org" <public-fx@w3.org>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com> wrote:

> There is no further restriction. Rather the opposite: The ‘color’ property
> is explicitly allowed to be changed for pseudo selectors like :visited. Are
> you asking to change this?
>

No.

Maybe I misunderstand you and you really mean that getComputedStyle() does
> not return the actual color value that is used.


Yes.


> This is right. At least Firefox does not return the value set by :visited
> pseudo selectors. I assume other browsers do the same. This does not mean
> that currentColor does not actually uses a different color value (the one
> specified by the :visited ‘color’ property setting) - even if it tells
> otherwise. Since the timing attack works on the visual data rather than the
> data of CSS OM, a “false” value on getComputedStyle() doesn’t matter. If
> you want that to happen, we need to change the specification text in CSS
> Colors.
>

I guess we should define in CSS Colors a "sanitized 'color' value" that is
safe to be exposed to Web scripts, and in Filters define 'flood-color' and
'lighting-color' to use the "sanitized 'color' value" for currentColor

Rob
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