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Re: Proposal: getStyleAs(property, primitiveValue)

From: Řyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:38:45 +0200
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
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On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 18:27:42 +0200, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>  

> * document.defaultView.getComputedStyle
>   * Too verbose. The defaultView is unrelated to the Element (the DOM
> spec says: "a computed style is related to an Element node").

Isn't this somewhat circular, since document is found in AbstractView? Or  
are there any browsers that need document.defaultView.getComputedStyle  
instead of just getComputedStyle?

> A corresponding method to set a value would not seem to be necessary,
> as any value could be set with:
> x.style.color = "papayawhip";

Well, not if there's an !important color declaration somewhere that  
affects x.

Řyvind Stenhaug
Core Norway, Opera Software ASA
Received on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 17:39:37 UTC

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