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CSS2 Notes & Questions

From: Eric A. Meyer <eam3@po.cwru.edu>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 13:31:38 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102817b0a8b15dffea@[129.22.138.152]>
To: www-style@w3.org
   I've been slogging through the CSS2 draft spec., and would like to share
some observations and questions I have thus far (there may be more later).
Please note that page numbers, where given, refer to my copy of the PDF
document.  I'm assuming that the page numbers will be at least close for
other copies.

OBSERVATIONS
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14.3.2 Descriptors for selecting a Font... (p.152)
   In the 'font-weight' descriptor, there is no value of 900.

15.3.2 Text shadows... <p.173)
   It would be nice if we could also specify the direction in which the
text-shadow is cast.  After all, not everyone assumes that the light comes
from the upper left corner of the canvas.  Whether this might be a series
of keywords or use angle values is probably best left to the Working Group.
Also, how about being able to specify the separation distance between the
text and its shadow?


QUESTIONS
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10.3.3 Dual-mode elements... (p.85)
   H3:after {content: ". "}
   This isn't syntax I've seen anywhere else.  Where does it appear, and
what other, similar such pseudo-properties are there?

17.1.1 Row and column properties... (p.188)
   With regard to the following:
      [COLSPAN] {column-span: attr(COLSPAN)}
   Where the hell did THAT come from? ...to quote my notes, and by which I
mean the syntax of the fragment quoted.  I'd never seen anything quite like
it, and frankly, it looks a little circular.


I also have one proposed new property for paged media, which I'll post in a
separate message.  And please, DON'T crosspost any replies to the www-html
list; my mail program's filters are already smoking.

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Eric A. Meyer  -  eam3@po.cwru.edu  -  http://www.cwru.edu/home/eam3.html
  Editor, WebReview's Style Sheets Reference Guide
  http://style.webreview.com/
Received on Monday, 1 December 1997 13:32:19 GMT

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