BUTTON style

Dave Salovesh (darsal@tezcat.com)
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 17:44:57 GMT

From: darsal@tezcat.com (Dave Salovesh)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: BUTTON style
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 17:44:57 GMT
Message-ID: <33ce59fb.55456989@mail.tezcat.com>
In-Reply-To: <v03102841aff2c9e02445@[]>

Walter sent this to the www-html list:

>So, how about assigning a selection-style to the <INPUT> element?
>Something like: { selection-style: invert }
>Perhaps selection-style values of:
>      hilite | dim | invert | sink | exchange
>although I'm not sure how exchange would interact with PRESSED =

I'd like a two-frame image file, where the second frame is only shown
when the button is pressed, please.  Hold the fries.  Yes, I think
placing the appearance of buttons in style sheets somewhere is the way
to go.

This brings up a question.  When will we see an extended CSS?  I'm a
little worried that adoption of the BUTTONs in this HTML specification
will result in forms which cannot work with any browser in use today. =20

I'd like to argue that button functions be made into pseudo-classes, so
they can be applied not only to SUBMIT buttons but to CHECKBOXes and
RADIO buttons as well.  Imagine toolbars and radio buttons that actually
look like toolbars and radio buttons!  I'd even like to make a case for
a CSS { button } property group applicable to replaced elements that
could give a pressed button look to images used as a navbar in a framed

But I'm not sure if the CSS&FP WG is doing anything on a coordinated
schedule that would make this idea anything but a good theory.  Could
the HTML WG pass the BUTTON to CSS?

dave salovesh