Re: What exactly is the replacement for getDefaultComputedStyle?

On Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:07:26 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <> wrote:

> At one point we agreed to add Element.getDefaultComputedStyle to CSSOM  
> to address the "what is the default (user+ua) value for this element for  
> a given CSS property?" use case.
> It looks like it's been removed from CSSOM at some point, but I see  
> nothing replacing it.  Certainly none of the things on  
> cover this use case.  Am I  
> just missing something?
> The lack of such an API is causing libraries like jQuery to rely on  
> weird display:none iframe hacks in an attempt to gather this sort of  
> information.  And even with those hacks, if user/UA stylesheets have  
> media query dependent styles there's no way for them to get correct  
> answers.

Is there interest in implementing box:none to satisfy the use case?

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

Received on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 05:46:39 UTC