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Re: Media interface Re: [cssom-view] new WD of CSSOM View Module

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 09:30:54 +0200
To: "Simon Fraser" <smfr@me.com>, "W3C style mailing list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ux8chs0n64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook.local>
On Thu, 06 Aug 2009 02:34:47 +0200, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
> On Aug 4, 2009, at 9:38 AM, Bert Bos wrote:
>> The CSS WG published an update of the CSSOM View module:
>>    http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-cssom-view-20090804/
> The Media interface on AbstractView effectively adds a property called  
> 'media' to the window object. There is a high probability that this will  
> conflict with web sites that have global variables called 'media' (for  
> example, this happened in the WebKit layout tests).
> There is also terminology conflict with the HTML 5 media elements. The  
> term 'media' is already rather overloaded.
> I suggest that the 'media' property on AbstractView be changed to make  
> such conflicts less likely. Perhaps using 'css' in the name would help.

We could make the attribute replaceable I suppose. Would that work? Media  
Queries are independent of CSS (see e.g. their use in the HTML5 media  
elements; specifically, source ;-)) so I would rather not use CSS in the  
name. I haven't really thought of anything better than just media so far.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 6 August 2009 07:31:40 UTC

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