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Re: [cssom] CSS Value API

From: Erik Arvidsson <arv@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:48:13 -0700
Message-ID: <p2o34df39071004211548qb160eaddyf528d896a26b3934@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:22, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org> wrote:
> What are cases where it can be converted? Are you thinking something like
> converting em to px? I don't think we should transparently do conversions
> like this. It would make sense if you had something like
> element.computedStyle.margin.l[0].px, but for declared styles it seems like
> we should throw. If we do decide to convert, there should at least be a
> simple way to check if the value is set in px, em, whatever without
> resorting to string parsing.

I think the important point here is to not resolve the style when
getting element.style. That would make element.style seemingly behave
like computed style in certain cases.

Received on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:49:11 UTC

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