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RE: CSSStyleDeclaration: Setting only a value or a priority

From: Peter Sloetjes <pjs.nl@live.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:23:35 +0200
Message-ID: <DUB119-W53655955E33D7806F90F3E6420@phx.gbl>
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:10:12 +0200, Simon Pieters wrote:

> Including !important in the value does not work today (per spec).
> ... It's fine to require using the method when wanting to set or unset  
> important.

Well, in that case, I consider this issue to be settled satisfactorily.
Thank you for the cooperation.
I'll report back to Mozilla in a bug issue I opened.

PJS, Firefox add-on developer.

> To: www-style@w3.org; pjs.nl@live.com
> Subject: Re: CSSStyleDeclaration: Setting only a value or a priority
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:10:12 +0200> From: simonp@opera.com
> 
> On Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:51:55 +0200, Peter Sloetjes <pjs.nl@live.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:46:42 +0200, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>  
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Whitespace has never been significant in CSS. I am very much against
> >> changing that.
> >>
> >> (Also, whitespace is not necessary when specifying !important :
> >> data:text/html,<style>body{background:green!important )
> >
> > Thanks for correcting me, I could easily have tested that. (And  
> > significant white-space should perhaps be limited to tabs in Python).
> >
> > As a better alternative, could a single "!" be required to set a normal  
> > priority, such that providing only a property value would not affect  
> > priority at all? That is: "style.property = value{!{important}}" ?
> > The absence of "!{important}" would then be similar to the absence of a  
> > priority argument to "setProperty", with exactly the same effect.
> 
> Including !important in the value does not work today (per spec).
> 
> > Or would it be better to leave that part of the spec alone?
> 
> Yes. It's fine to require using the method when wanting to set or unset  
> important.
> 
> -- 
> Simon Pieters
> Opera Software
 		 	   		  
Received on Monday, 19 August 2013 20:24:41 UTC

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