style.background rendering - browser inconsistency

I'm not sure if this is an HTML problem or a CSS problem or an ECMA 
script problem, so am not sure if it belongs in this discussion or 
not.  I suppose it has to do with the orthogonality principle.

Consider the following:
<div style="background:#afa" id="Q">Bonjour</div>
<div id="R"></div>

It doesn't matter if I use innerHTML or a DOM2 nodeValue approach -- 
alert() shows the same discrepancy.

The string returned by different browsers differs:
IE -- #afa
Firefox -- rgb(170, 255, 170) none repeat scroll 0% 0%
Opera -- #aaffaa

One can program around it, but it is a bit counterintuitive to me 
that one gets three different answers.

David Dailey 

Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:51:05 UTC