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RE: Scrollbar CSS representation [Re: Proposal]

From: Manos Batsis <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 11:19:45 +0300
Message-ID: <A35E2040C17F0C48B941B8F4D0DF122908E35A@ermhs.Athens.BrokerSystems.gr>
To: "Zoltan Hawryluk" <zhawryluk@corp.attcanada.ca>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zoltan Hawryluk [mailto:zhawryluk@corp.attcanada.ca] 

> Throughout the short history of the web, I have heard these 
> comments, almost
> verbatim:
> I'm sure you've all heard these before.

Absolutely. It is a rather common attitude I guess, sometimes with a
logical basis, some times without.

Although I like the ability to style scrollbars or form elements by
*color only*, that's all I believe a relative CSS module should try to
address.  IF such a feature was implemented, it would probably provide
developers with nothing more than inconsistency if more complicated. 

You can already have a scrollbar of any shape or color, in any major
browser (as IE5+, N6, Opera 5 etc) using some DHTML. CSS already does
this as a basic module of DHTML. This provides a GUI designer all the
freedom that one would wish for. For more_advanced_than_HTML GUI design,
one should build his own library using DHTML and maybe SVG.

Kindest regards,

Received on Wednesday, 26 September 2001 04:18:33 UTC

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