Netscape's TITLE/BODY crawl/dissolve hacks done right?

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@primenet.com)
Fri, 30 Jun 1995 05:20:06 -0700


Message-Id: <v01510101ac19925f8c23@[198.68.46.149]>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 1995 05:20:06 -0700
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: boo@primenet.com (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Netscape's TITLE/BODY crawl/dissolve hacks done right?
Cc: atotic@netscape.com, bobj@netscape.com

Since having multiple <TITLE> and <BODY> tags is broken HTML (how's that
for an understatement?), here's a suggestion for using attributes
instead...

TITLE would have the following new attributes:

   EFFECT     ( CRAWL )
   DURATION   ( number of seconds to complete )
   PADDING    ( "" [or omit attribute]; " "; or "_" )
   ORIGIN     ( position from which title appears )

BODY would have the following new attributes:

   EFFECT     ( CUT | DISSOLVE | FADE )
   DURATION   ( number of seconds to complete )
   COLORLIST  ( list of RGB values )

The DURATION attribute would only be needed if both title crawl and body
dissolve are specified, so as to sync them if desired. ORIGIN would be left
or right, maybe center. FADE effect (if implemented) would be from black;
DISSOLVE could mathematically create smooth color changes using a short
color list.


Now someone is probably going to tell me these hacks won't be supported in
the future, but they're cool and I'd like to see them grow in an
HTML-friendly fashion...


-Walter :)

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