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Border/underline style atoms/spacing

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 19:04:50 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: bert@w3.org, chris@w3.org
Message-ID: <un17qt0ihru1u6chgt2moo9jadp0plhfh7@4ax.com>
Hi,

   The current box model working drafts reads in section 6:

[...]
  Note: There is no control over the spacing of the dots and dashes, nor
  over the length of the dashes. Implementations are encouraged to
  choose a spacing that makes the corners symmetrical. Also, it is
  recommended that the dots are round, not square. 
[...]

The note should also say, there there is no control over the size of the
dots...

The text module doesn't have such a note, but the same problem. I want
control over at least some of those properties. For example I want to
underline a heading with very loose lead dots, e.g.

  HEADING
  ·   ·   ·   ·   ·   ·   ·   ·

instead of whatever the user agent decides, e.g. a very tight spacing

  HEADING
  ·····························

Why is there currently no way in CSS to specify size and spacing of
border-style properties?

regards,
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