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Re: [cssom] serializing <color>

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:45:29 +0100
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "CSS WG" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u76gt3wm64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:38:19 +0100, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
>> (The keywords are returned in lowercase, not in the case
>> specified by the specification. I personally like this.)
> Since CSS is case-insensitive, there is no "case specified by the  
> specification", actually.

Sure there is. The specification says WindowText, not windowtext. ASCII  
lowercase works for me though.

>> Personally I quite prefer the way Opera handles this, though preserving
>> system colors might be valuable. Not sure.
> It's a requirement to not have dataloss in any sort of CSS editor, no?  
> Heck, so is preserving the named colors that always map to the same  
> color, from a human-readability point of view...

A CSS editor cannot use the CSSOM. There are so many other things that are  
lost that a CSS editor needs that I do not think it is worth it to  
consider that as an argument for retaining this information (at least not  
when serializing). I thought we already came to that conclusion.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 15 February 2010 16:46:02 UTC

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