Re: [cssom] comments on value serialization rules

On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:11:57 +0100, Anne van Kesteren <>  
> On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:06:02 +0100, L. David Baron <>  
> wrote:
>> rgb() allows rgb(300,-10,300).
> Ah right, I see.
> So the problem is that <canvas> does not support this at all. It  
> serializes color values using the #rrggbb notation and the  
> CanvasPixelArray is 8-bit bound. I don't really know enough about it to  
> make a good call here I think, but the options as I see them are 1)  
> accept that color components are limited to 8 bits and be compatible  
> with <canvas>; 2) fix <canvas> somehow (how?); 3) accept that <canvas>  
> has limitations.
> (IE does not appear to use #rrggbb for currentStyle after all.)

Opera now uses rgb() for getComputedStyle() as well because of  
compatibility reasons. So all browsers now serialize <color> differently  
depending on the context (<canvas> vs getComputedstyle()) and I guess we  
have to live with that.

Anne van Kesteren

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