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Re: Ideas for CSS 3.0?

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 08:31:05 +0200 (MEST)
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <25741.1054794665@www7.gmx.net>

I do not agree, simply related to this suggestion:

> The idea is to have an image load as a background from the CSS file
> and then being able to select different clickable areas within it.

CMIIW, but if you want to use the former background-image selector and put
an image map on it, you will have the 'opportunity' to integrate other links
in the same <td /> or <table /> or whatever element, and you will get a nice
'onehundredthousand overlapping links area'. Otherwise, add a (IMO)
unnecessary comment to the WAI guidelines to not use overlapping links.

I know this sounds a little bit overdone, but that's way I thought to
pronounce it. I guess there are several proposals only bloating the CSS and XHTML
specifications for too specific and maybe unnecessary needs. Feedback is
appreciated.


 Jens Meiert.



> 
> I agree, this is something we should add to CSS, because it is
> presentational.  Here are some suggested requirements:
> 
>  1. Provide replacement/equivalent functionality to the image map
> functionality in HTML4 (and thus XHTML 1.x).
>  2. Use a syntax that is _at_least_ as simple and easy to use as the
> syntax
> in HTML.
> 
> Tantek
> 
> 
> On 6/4/03 10:39 AM, "Jose Fandos" <jose.fandos@sonnd.com> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > What about being able to do what area maps do in html but through CSS?
> The
> > idea is to have an image load as a background from the CSS file and then
> > being able to select different clickable areas within it. All contained
> in
> > the CSS file. I don't think that's possible right now.
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf
> > Of Gerard Torenvliet
> > Sent: 04 June 2003 17:50
> > To: www-style@w3.org
> > Subject: Ideas for CSS 3.0?
> > 
> > All,
> > I hope this is the right place for this request (please chide me
> charitably
> > if not!).
> > I have been looking over the drafts for CSS 3.0, and they are missing a
> few
> > things that I had been hoping that I would see:
> > -       the ability to achieve the same effect as the text-align style,
> but
> > for elements like div (i.e., to have the ability to set a div to a
> certain
> > size and then center that div in its parent)
> > -       the ability to specify sizes in a combination of units (i.e.
> left =
> > 0.4em + 16px); this would allow me to more easily construct
> relative-sized
> > layouts
> > -       the ability to specify widths and heights that span the
> remainder of
> > the space to the edge of the viewport; this would allow me to create
> > elements that, for instance, started at a left position of 20% and
> stretched
> > all the way to the right edge of the viewport.
> > With CSS 2.0, I am able to achieve the first effect by nesting divs, and
> the
> > third by using javascript sizing. Nesting divs is acceptable (but
> > cumbersome); the more that reliance on Javascript in sizing can be
> > eliminated, the more accessible my pages will be.
> > Is there a provision for these effects in CSS 3.0 that I’ve missed? If
> not,
> > what is the process for getting these ideas considered for inclusion?
> > Thanks,
> > -Gerard
> > ===
> > Gerard Torenvliet
> > Lead User Interface Designer
> > Watchfire Corp.
> > 
> > 
> 
> 


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