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Re: getComputedStyle and border property.

From: Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 22:12:44 +0000
Message-ID: <4F00DA5C.8050708@gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
CC: Alexis Menard <alexis.menard@openbossa.org>, www-style@w3.org
On 30/12/11 14:19, L. David Baron wrote:
> There are many shorthand properties that can't represent the full
> space of the longhand properties that they set.  'border' is one of
> them, since it cannot set different borders on each side.
For what it's worth, I still remember how confusing I had found this 
when I was learning CSS a few years ago. I was expecting values like 
border: 1px 2px 3px 4px solid dotted black white; to work like their 
individual longhands, which I found out they didn't. To day, I still 
haven't understood the rationale behind this decision. It would be 
unambiguous, doesn't introduce lookahead, and is certainly useful.

Lea Verou (http://lea.verou.me | @LeaVerou)
Received on Sunday, 1 January 2012 22:13:13 UTC

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