Re: BUTTON element

Polar Partner (polarpar@sn.no)
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 08:03:50 +0200 (MET DST)


Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 08:03:50 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Polar Partner <polarpar@sn.no>
To: "Chris Wilson (PSD)" <cwilso@microsoft.com>
cc: "'Lee Daniel Crocker'" <lee@piclab.com>, walter@natural-innovations.com,
Subject: RE: BUTTON element
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Sorry, but I can't understand why you sent ME this answer?

On Thu, 17 Jul 1997, Chris Wilson (PSD) wrote:

> Actually, the point of the BUTTON tag is to allow rich content (e.g.,
> images and marked-up text) in a button - which INPUT is incapable of,
> since it is not a container.
> 
> 	-Chris
> Chris Wilson
> cwilso@microsoft.com
> ***
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	Lee Daniel Crocker [SMTP:lcrocker@calweb.com]
> > Sent:	Wednesday, July 16, 1997 11:11 PM
> > To:	walter@natural-innovations.com
> > Cc:	www-html@w3.org; www-style@w3.org
> > Subject:	Re: BUTTON element
> > 
> > > OK, here's another idea. I use a RAD environment on the Macintosh
> > called
> > > FaceSpan [1], which has a pictbox property called 'selection style'.
> > The
> > > property values are as follows:
> > > 
> > >    none                 pictbox or cell does not highlight
> > >    by hilite            white areas of pictbox or cell are overlain
> > >                         with the System highlight color (from the
> > >                         Color control panel)
> > >    by invert            colors of pictbox or cell are inverted
> > >    by lasso             colors of pictbox or cell are inverted
> > within
> > >                         contours that exclude the pictbox's fill
> > color
> > >    by frame             pictbox or cell is surrounded by a frame
> > >    by sink              pictbox or cell is surrounded by a column of
> > >                         pixels on the left and one row of pixels on
> > >                         the top
> > >    by exchange          a different artwork resource is used for the
> > >                         highlighted pictbox
> > > 
> > > 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
> > attribute.
> > > 'dim' would simply darken the colors: FF->99, CC->66, 99->33,
> > 66/33/00->00.
> > 
> > Much, much, better than that hideous, incompatible BUTTON tag.  If one
> > absolutely /has/ to break compatibility for a feature, that's fine,
> > but
> > this is not anywhere near such a case: <INPUT> works just fine, and
> > its
> > display attributes belong in a style sheet--even the X,Y argument is
> > uncompelling, because they can be ignored easily.
> 
>