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RE: Border Specification

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 15:17:20 -0000
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To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
> From:	Gray Jonathan-AJG003C [SMTP:Jonathan_Gray-AJG003C@email.mot.com]
> 
> 
> One specification I would like to see added is in regards to borders. HTML
> borders offer some good effects but now people are all wanting to have
> curved smooth edges to their otherwise square borders. If this could be
> specified in HTML it would save creating cornerstone graphics which prove
> in nested tables to be the bain of a Netscape developers life.
> 
	[DJW:]  The place to raise this is probably www-styles.  
	You possibly need a new border-corner-style attribute.  
	Actually, it would seem to have a certain amount in 
	common with the SVG stroke-linejoin style in
	CSS3
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-SVG-20001102/painting.html#StrokeLinejoinPrope
rty>,
	although I don't think one can simply overload this 
	with a meaning for borders.

	However, my impression of the psyschology of such 
	things is that rounded corners happen because someone 
	wanted to distinguish themselves from the stock formats, 
	then others copied.  I think the former type of person 
	will want to distinguish themselves from any implementation
	of rounded corners in standard browsers, leaving one back 
	in the same state.

	Also, I expect the fashion leaders to move to SVG. 
Received on Monday, 11 December 2000 10:17:51 GMT

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