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Re: Missing border-shape property in CSS2

From: Ian Graham <igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 16:16:58 -0400
To: Tapio Markula <tapio1@gamma.nic.fi>
cc: bbos@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.4.05.10008171613330.12544-100000@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>

The Netscape/Mozilla browser actually has a CSS extension that does
exactly this, although I don't think this approach is adopted in any
current CSS proposals. Have you looked through the many CSS drafts
documents (see http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work) to see if
there's anything in them on this subject?

Ian


On Thu, 17 Aug 2000, Tapio Markula wrote:

> Emulation form elements with CSS.
> 
> I forgot the 'overflow' property in this matter:
> THIS could work in some XML-language:
> xml:textare
> {display:inline-table;height:60px;width:300px;overflow:auto;border:2p inset
> #603} /* display:inline-table emulate presumable better the behavior of
> 'select ' than some other value */
> In principle overflow + borders could emulate the INPUT or TEXTAREA elements. 
> ALL except radio button could be emulated with CSS in XML.
> 
> CSS3 needs ONLY one property, border-shape to render all elements like HTML.
> Possible values are 'rectangle' and 'circle', border-shape:rectangle or
> border-shape:circle (to emulate radio buttons).
> I regard that this is a missing property because the intention is - unlike
> CSS1 - to be full layout language.
> 
> Could this be added?
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> ______ Style
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> I have made something also with XML and XSL
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