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Re: Scrollbar CSS representation [Re: Proposal]

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 23:32:35 -0500
To: Web style list <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <20011002032535.1362F2BDAA@server5.safepages.com>
Vadim Plessky wrote:

> On Monday 24 September 2001 21:27, Etan Wexler wrote:
> |   Vladimir Plessky wrote:
>   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
> My name is Vadim.

Yes, and you have my apologies.  I, too, am irritated by those who 
criticize but cannot even get my name right.

> What's wrong when "scrollbar is handled in the same way as current 
> box"?

The scrollbar has no place in the box model, nor do we have a standard 
for addressing of the parts of a scrollbar.  Even if the scrollbar had 
a place in the box model, I would want the scrollbar to remain 
functional and normal rather than tawdry and less usable.  Sampo 
Syreeni has made a good argument in another message 

> * If you don't like some scrollbars on somebody else's page - you 
> overwrite them with ! important definition in your custom (or 
> stylesheet.

/* user-power.css */
 * {
    cursor: auto !important;
    overflow: auto !important;
    resizer: both !important;
    user-input: enabled !important;
    user-modify: read-write !important;
    scrollbar-style: normal !important;

> After all, you can have "custom stylesheet per host/domain name",  
> Konqueror, for example, manages JavaScript and Java.
> But I think one custom stylesheet can serve your needs.

That style sheet would @import url("user-power.css"); .

The issue of user style sheets tailored per Web site (and per document 
type) is worthy of its own, separate discussion.

Etan Wexler
Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 23:25:38 UTC

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