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Re: Transparent text

From: Green Meddler <ciupkc@tde.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 10:58:44 -0700
Message-Id: <199611221803.LAA19702@tde2.tde.com>
To: <www-style@w3.org>

> Carl Morris wrote:
> > Is there any support for transparent text in CSS?
> I think what you mean is 'cookie cutter' text that creates holes in its
> own background. But in any case, no.

hello everyone!

i believe this is my first post to this mailing list, so a brief intro: i
am an author and developer in many languages and formats; my current
project is about HTML and Internet Explorer 3.01 and above. In the process
of exploring (excuse the pun!) the features of IE and its Layout control, i
found a very peculiar thing: if one uses a control like a CheckBox, with no
text of its own, but just an image, the image becomes partially
transparent, based on the color of the lower left pixel. I have used this
to create exactly the "cookie" cutter effect being discussed here. if
anyone is interested, i could whip up a simple demo and post it to the list
of doing this with text.

thanks to you all for an interesting and informative list!

nathan wallace
Received on Friday, 22 November 1996 13:03:25 UTC

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