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Re: [css-om] CSSStyleDeclaration.parentElement

From: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:26:29 -0700
To: Fran├žois REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE3D49F8.B7B0%galineau@adobe.com>


On 8/23/13 5:01 PM, "Fran├žois REMY" <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com> wrote:

>> If it's so obviously useful and undebatable then why isn't it already
>> there? Especially if, as you noted, browsers already have the info
>> internally and the cost is minimal? Something here is not adding up.
>>When
>> reality contradicts theory it is usually wiser to question the theory...
>
>My theory is that unlike browsers that use a CSSStyleAttrDelcation, a
>CSSComputedStyleDeclaration & a CSSStyleRuleDeclaration interfaces, the
>initial authors of the CSSOM reused one single class that was
>specifically crafted for the latter (hence parentRule) and therefore
>missed the parentElement/isReadonly/... stuff because they didn't make
>sense in the context where the interface had been defined in first place,
>and nobody revisited the interface after that.

Er, OK, not at all what I was asking but I think we've run out our quota
of silly for the week.

Received on Saturday, 24 August 2013 00:27:05 UTC

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