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Re: UI WD - necessary extension

From: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 09:55:34 +0100
Message-ID: <397D5606.1ABF@richinstyle.com>
To: Rasmus Kaj <kaj@raditex.se>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Rasmus Kaj wrote:
> Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com> writes:
>  MB> System values are also needed for padding. Otherwise one would be
>  MB> guessing when one creates a form widget - you can't know amount of
>  MB> padding it should have.
> You can leave the padding untouched for such elements and assume the
> UA does somthing sensible. This should be considered basically
> everytime you put something in a stylesheet ...

Not really. The point of the UI extensions is not to affect existing
form controls, but rather to create new ones. While it is true that the
UA will do something sensible on HTML form controls, these are not at
issue - if they were, system values would be across the board
superfluous. Rather, their purpose is to allow one to create from a
primitive element the appearance of any HTML element (plus more). With
the primitive XML element, the UA *cannot* do something sensible.

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