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RE: native elements versus scripted

From: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 08:02:58 +0000
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8DEFC0D8B72E054E97DC307774FE4B911A4D9505@DB3EX14MBXC301.europe.corp.microsoft.com>
This is an interesting point. And might address something that has been concerning me with regards to caption formats inheriting style from the surrounding context. I think inheritance of style into the track elements should not happen by default, to avoid inadvertent mixing of ambient styles with the caption style, but could be allowed where it is explicitly applied using a pseudo class, and thus the author intended this to happen and presumably knows what they are doing.

-----Original Message-----
From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Silvia Pfeiffer
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 7:19 AM
To: Maciej Stachowiak
Cc: Doug Schepers; HTMLWG WG
Subject: Re: native elements versus scripted

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Apr 6, 2010, at 10:26 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:
>
>> Hi, Maciej-
>>
>> I agree with your take on this, and appreciate your drafting up your 
>> rationale for revisiting the styling of controls.
>>
>> I think at this point, it might be more useful to discuss this in a 
>> CSS context, rather than an HTML one.
>
> That's a good point. I posted this as background material for HTML WG 
> discussions, but this information should go to the CSS WG as well.
>
>>  Regardless of whether or which new controls are included in HTML5, I 
>> would like to see the control styling discussion continue in the CSS WG.
>>  Maybe you could raise this issue with the CSS WG, in your capacity 
>> as HTML WG co-chair, if this group agrees it's an interesting avenue?
>
> I can definitely raise it on www-style as an interested individual, 
> and ask Apple's reps to the CSS WG to bring it up in meetings. I don't 
> know if I would feel comfortable saying it in my capacity as HTML WG 
> co-chair, because I don't want to imply that my views here are 
> endorsed by the HTML WG as a whole
>
> I will repost my thoughts below to www-style and the conversation can 
> continue there.
>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>

I'm curious - would the introduction of pseudo-classes also apply to the video and audio element controls?

Cheers,
Silvia.
Received on Wednesday, 7 April 2010 08:03:49 GMT

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