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RE: Beyond Netscape ML

From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 16:57:13 +0200
Message-Id: <199607031457.QAA03215@www4.inria.fr>
To: Thomas Reardon <thomasre@microsoft.com>
Cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>, "'Pam Kagan'" <pam@safari.net>
Thomas Reardon writes:

 > >From: 	Pam Kagan[SMTP:pam@safari.net]

 > >Are there any provisions in existing CSS to specify the order in which
 > >blocks of text and/or images will load...thereby allowing HTML authors
 > >greater creative control?

 > I don't think anyone responded to this yet: we have proposed a
 > "PRIORITY" attribute for CSS in the part (not for CSS Level 1 mind you),
 > not sure where it sits now.  

(I responded -- did it get lost? Reply enclosed)

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From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
To: Pam Kagan <pam@safari.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Beyond Netscape ML
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 96 16:07:41 MET DST

Pam Kagan writes:

 > Are there any provisions in existing CSS to specify the order in which
 > blocks of text and/or images will load...thereby allowing HTML authors
 > greater creative control?

This has come up in several discussions, but it's not in any of the
CSS specifications. The issue is related to the presentation of a
document, but it touches on so many other issues (net load, colormap,
persistent connections, interleaving of data) that I've resisted
addressing it up to now.

Also, while we can set properties on HTML elements like IMG, we cannot
set properties on images that are referred to from CSS properties:

  BODY { background: url(really-dull.gif) white }

Regards,

- -h&kon

Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
http://www.w3.org/people/howcome  howcome@w3.org

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