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[Bug 14502] Why do we want to taint on style set and not on style use?

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Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 03:28:17 +0000
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--- Comment #4 from Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> 2011-10-25 03:28:17 UTC ---
> One benefit is that you don't have to track origin once you lose the
> HTMLImageElement object.

At least in Gecko; this is not a huge hardship: it's a single pointer in the
pattern data structure....  It's stored when the pattern is created, along with
the actual image data.

> I believe WebKit computes the taint bit for the pattern when createPattern is
> called.

That sounds pretty equivalent to what we do.

> Is there a test for this?



See also https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=693051 which was filed on
Gecko not passing those tests.  We can switch to doing that, obviously, but
we're not sure that's the best behavior going forward...

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