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Re: Scrollbar CSS representation [Re: Proposal]

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 16:27:23 -0500
To: Web style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20010924202030.60B9C5D3F@server1.safepages.com>
Vladimir Plessky wrote:

> On Saturday 22 September 2001 15:42, Rock Lyrics Page wrote:
> |   I would like to propose that in CSS 3 you make the Colored 
Scrollbar
> | Valid. Internet Explorer accepts it so why not make it legal.
[...]
> 
> Just a moment, please...
> Why do you suggest that scrolbar has "face-color", "shadow-color", 
> "highlight-color", etc.?
> I do not think that W3C should follow "microsoft" model in drawing 
scrolbars.
[...]
> I guess scrollbar should be handled in the same way as current CSS 
box.
> model, with some exceptions and, may be, additions : 

The scrollbar should always and ever be a product of the user agent.  
Both the original suggestion (the painfully ignorant "Internet 
Explorer accepts it so why not make it legal.") and the ostensible 
improvement are needless and baseless.

There are just some things that CSS should not do, full stop.

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Etan Wexler
Received on Monday, 24 September 2001 16:20:56 GMT

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