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Split Horizontal & Vertical Visibility Values

From: Andrew n marshall <amarshal@usc.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 01:07:16 -0800
Message-ID: <01BCF93E.CF8FFD20.amarshal@usc.edu>
To: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>

I would like to see visibility split into two properties: 
'horizontal-visibility' and 'vertical-visibility' (with the possibility of 
leaving in the current property as a shortcut).  With these, an author can 
make an element not visible, but still have a presence "felt" in the layout 
in a particular direction.

A good use of this is a tree control (like those on ms.com's sidebar) whose 
width is guaranteed not to change as branches are dynamically hidden and 
shown (therefore avoiding nasty reformatting artifacts/flickers).

Andrew n marshall
  student - artist - programmer
      "Everyone a mentor,  Everyone a pupil"

Received on Tuesday, 25 November 1997 04:05:30 UTC

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