Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#6659 closed defect (duplicate)

dojo.getComputedStyle functions poorly in IE6 and FF when given the document object

Reported by: Joseph Scheuhammer Owned by: sjmiles
Priority: high Milestone: 1.2
Component: HTML Version: 1.1.0
Keywords: Cc: Douglas Hays, davidb, Becky Gibson
Blocked By: Blocking:


The document object is sometimes passed to dojo.getComputedStyle(). That causes a null value to be returned, or an exception to be thrown, depending on the browser.

getComputedStyle() is actually defined as gcs() in .../dojo/_base/html.js, and is defined differently for different browsers.

For IE6, the return value is node.currentStyle, but that is null when node is the document. I suggest returning an empty object instead.

For FF2 and FF3, the style is retrieved via document.defaultView.getComputedStyle(node). When node is the document, an exception is thrown: "[Exception:..."Could not convert JavaScript argument" ...]

This is because defaultView.getComputedStyle() takes an Element as its argument, and document is not an element.

A possible solution is to catch the exception and return an empty object.

The suggested changes are given in the attached patch file.

Another possibility is to restrict the argument type to Element when invoking gcs(), but I'm unsure how much other code is affected by that change.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by sjmiles

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed
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