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Re: Issue 2: Horizontal Rule properties

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 03:55:41 -0700
Message-Id: <199707271058.DAA05031@iceland.it.earthlink.net>
To: <S.N.Brodie@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>, <estephen@emf.net>
S.N.Brodie@ecs.soton.ac.uk wrote:
> David Perrell wrote:
> > 
> > Shading should be definable through the use of colored borders. For
> > example, light borders at left and top, dark borders at bottom and
> > right = 3-D effect.
> > 
> > Ideally, the border colors will abut diagonally, like a picture
frame:
> >    ___________________________
> >   | ____________light________/|
> >   | |                       | |
> >   | |_______________________| |
> >   |/____________dark__________|
> 
> That assumes that the light source is top left.  Is that a reasonable
> assumption to make?  I know I programmed my 3D-boxes to assume
top-left
> light and bottom-right dark but I'd never really considered whether
it was
> sensible or not.

Only sensible inasmuch as it matches the pseudo-dimensionality of MS
Windows. Hopefully, some future UA will allow setting programmable
light sources that can track the sun's path. I fear that this constant
upper-left lighting could be corrupting the mind and may even cause
genetic mutation.

David Perrell
Received on Sunday, 27 July 1997 06:58:35 GMT

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