Re: computedStyle of cloneNode

On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 2:46 AM, Shane Stephens <> wrote:
> Bringing this back on track...
> (1) several of us have now stated that computed style for detached nodes
> doesn't really make sense. Rune may disagree with this stance but I'm not
> sure?

I don't argue the usefulness of it, just that it can be spec'ed and
implemented in a way consistent with computed style in display:none
subtrees and resolved values.

> (2) if this were a general rule then we'd have an answer for the initial
> question (what to do with computed style of a cloned node) - as the clone
> would not be in-document, it wouldn't have a computed style.

Yes, a cloned node would be no different than a node created with say
document.createElement() not in-document in this sense.

Rune Lillesveen

Received on Wednesday, 4 May 2016 07:14:17 UTC