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Re: I would love...

From: Ian Hickson <ianh@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 07:23:29 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
To: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.21.0010160718090.984-100000@HIXIE.netscape.com>
On 16 Oct 2000, Matthew Brealey wrote:
>>>> Check CSS3 proposals again.
>>    http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-css3-userint-20000216.html#color
> Yes. But that says border-style takes its value from the UI. And
> border: windowborder wouldn't work [...] because "'border-style' are
> still given values taken from the system", but border-style doesn't
> allow images.

But "'border-style' are still given values taken from the system" does not
say that those values must be CSS values. Just like with fonts, if you say
font:button and that font has some OS 'outlined' bit set, there will be no
way to tell from looking at the font from the CSS DOM.

>>>> although David Baron and I have proposed ::inside and 
>>>> ::outside to make this easier (see archives).
>>> Yes, although it was :inside and :outside, rather than the slightly 
>>> pointless and confusing ::inside.
>> Reread the selectors draft proposal. Pseudo-elements now have two colons
>> to separate them from pseudo-classes in extensible implementations thus
>> allowing for more efficient rule matching.
> I've read it. The point was that you/David proposed one colon, whereas 
> the current proposal uses two, which you used here.

Well yes, the proposal was made before the change. I hereby change my
proposal to match the new syntax. (I thought your point was that it was
slightly pointless and confusing, not that I took into account current
developments when referring to past proposals.)

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