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Fw: Preload for <section>

From: Micho <MichoKest@terra.es>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 20:59:34 +0200
Message-ID: <001e01c26658$05f9fe20$6401a8c0@athlon>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

> As pre-loading gains popularity, it also demands standarized ways of using
> it so that this work isn't left to scripts that can become obselete or
> unsupported by new OS or browsers, I'd bet for this CSS method uses on
> section tags or/and the attribute way of implementing the pre-load
> capability. It will undoubtly become a must, and a quick implementation
will
> definitely do best.
>
> > About four years ago I proposed a mechanism for authors to control the
> > presentation of elements while "loading":
> >
> >  http://www.w3.org/Style/Group/1998/09/progrend-19980930
> >
> > (W3C Member only link)
> >
> > Essentially it consisted of a new pseudo-element ":partial" which
> permitted
> > the author to style how an element should be displayed while it was only
> > partially available, e.g.:
> >
> >  section:partial { visibility:hidden }
> >
> > would hide a section element until it was fully loaded.
> >
> > As with all CSS mechanisms, users (such as those with slow connections)
> can
> > easily override author settings by placing a rule like this in their
user
> > style sheet:
> >
> >  *:partial { visibility:visible ! important }
> >
> > Another portion of the proposal was a mechanism for determining what to
> > display while the content was :partial, but that can pretty much just be
> > done with the "content" property, e.g.
> >
> >  section:partial { content: "Loading section..." }
> >
> > Which again, could be overridden by the user in a user style sheet if so
> > desired:
> >
> >  *:partial { content:normal!important; visibility:visible!important }
> >
> >
> > If there is now broader interest in having this capability, I would be
> happy
> > to re-raise it in the CSS working group.
> >
> > Tantek
> >
>
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