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Re: [matrix][cssom-view] DOMRect vs mutability and more

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:25:30 +0200
To: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>, "Henrik Andersson" <henke@henke37.cjb.net>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Simon Fraser" <smfr@me.com>, "Dirk Schulze" <dschulze@adobe.com>, "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.w3yx8sdlidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:09:45 +0200, Henrik Andersson  
<henke@henke37.cjb.net> wrote:

> Simon Pieters skriver:
>> On Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:41:46 +0200, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>  
>> wrote:
>>
>> <snip>
>>
>> Done.
>>
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/csswg/rev/1787351b91d0
>>
>> The details here might change based on what comes out of
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Sep/0616.html
>>
>>
>> On Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:14:37 +0200, Henrik Andersson
>> <henke@henke37.cjb.net> wrote:
>>
>>> If left and right are mutable then the width must change if either is
>>> changed.
>>>
>>> I say that if left change then right remains the same and the same
>>> flipped. It is the width that changes.
>>
>> That's what I've specced.
>>
>>> If you want to set the left position without editing the width (the
>>> right position changes instead) then use a property called x.
>>
>> On Wed, 25 Sep 2013 01:35:08 +0200, Robert O'Callahan
>> <robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
>>
>>> I don't think we should have "left" and "x" properties that behave
>>> differently! That is very confusing!
>>
>> On Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:34:04 +0200, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>> I think it should be easy for authors to move a DOMRect by assigning
>>>> to its origin, for example.
>>>
>>> You mean setting the origin? Yes, it probably should be. (As long CSOM
>>> allows them to be mutable.)
>>
>> What's the use case for moving a DOMRect?
>>
>> Currently if you want to move a DOMRect you have to set both left/right
>> or left/width, and similarly in the other axis.
>>
>
> Good that someone figured out the intent behind my suggestion. x+width
> for the viewpoint of a movable rectangle and left+right for edge
> positioning.

I don't follow. What's the use case for a movable rectangle?


> Since we are on the topic of DOMRect, I'd like to request some utility
> methods.
>
> First, a way to check if two DOMRects intersect and if so, a way to find
> the resulting intersection area.
>
> Second, a way to check if one DOMRect is fully contained inside another
> DOMRect.
>
> Third and finally, a way to check if a DOMPoint/DOMPointLiteral is
> contained in the DOMRect.

Use cases for these?

> These are very handy methods to have in a rectangle abstraction and are
> easy to implement. Lets not force content authors to implement this.
> Better have it right in the interface.

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 13:26:22 UTC

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