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Re: I would love...

From: Ian Hickson <ianh@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 06:27:12 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
To: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.21.0010160623030.984-100000@HIXIE.netscape.com>
On 16 Oct 2000, Matthew Brealey wrote:
> The CSS3 UI proposal doesn't cater for modern user interfaces. 

True. We need something like the 'Window' colour type and the 'Dialog'
border type but for backgrounds.

> Skinnable UIs, such as that of KDE (http://www.kde.org) require effects 
> more advanced than those that CSS can currently produce. For instance, 
> graphical window decorations are need to do UI borders, but CSS doesn't 
> support support anything but plain styles.

Check CSS3 proposals again.

> Similarly fade effects: although I wouldn't necessarily expect CSS UAs 
> to be required to support all the filters (more in KDE2) and fades that 
> KDE does, at the least CSS3 should include horizontal and vertical two-
> colour fades (some versions of Windows use these as their title bars, 
> for example).

This is what SVG should do.

> In addition, background stretching is vital [this was proposed about a
> year ago] - most people stretch their background images to fit their
> desktop.

I have frequently proposed 'background-size', which has not met with any
disagreement as far as I can remember.

Note that most complex composite looks, such as multiple backgrounds, can
be achieved using XSLT to give the stylesheet more elements to style,
although David Baron and I have proposed ::inside and ::outside to make
this easier (see archives).

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