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Re: Scrollbar CSS representation [Re: Proposal]

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 19:44:36 +0000
To: "Manos Batsis" <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20010926154628.9111F7371@mtu.ru>
On Wednesday 26 September 2001 08:19, Manos Batsis wrote:
|   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.

Than why we have CSS3 User Interface module?
According to you, it's useless. You can do everything included in CSS3 UI 
module via DHTML.

|   Kindest regards,
|   Manos

P.S. I think we should not mix DHTML (DOM) and CSS, I mean from programmer's 
(designer's) point of view.
You can export from word processor nice HTML/XHTML with CSS formatting.
I can imagine that you can do some formatting for resulting UI elements.
(yes, MS Word doesn't do it but who said that MS is *the* reference in this 
But  I doubt that any word processor in the world will allow you to do DHTML 
(in this case, MS Word during HTML export will have to convert VBA to 
JavaScript, and I do not think it's an easy task...)


Vadim Plessky
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