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RE: comments on WD-css3-box-20010726

From: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 19:35:28 -0500
To: <bert.bos@sophia.inria.fr>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000a01c147b5$78b05800$682d7481@bluejay>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org 
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 1:38 PM
> Subject: Re: comments on WD-css3-box-20010726
> Bjoern Hoehrmann writes:
> > * Bert Bos wrote:
> > >Maybe, but I think not. "New" may also mean a new 
> top-level window, 
> > >like some implementations do for the "target" attribute in 
> old HTML. 
> > >'Pop-up' is specifically a temporary window, such as a dialog box.
> >
> > Links point at resources and those resources are commonly 
> documents. I 
> > don't think a dialog box is a proper place to render some 
> document. I 
> > don't know what is specific for a "temporary" window, I 
> consider all 
> > windows as beeing temporary. You don't want to implement a 
> mechanism 
> > in CSS, that creates browser windows without menus, 
> buttons, address 
> > bar, status bar, etc.pp. (i.e. what some people currently call 
> > "pop-up"), do you?
> Eh yes, that's exactly what I want. I want the ability to 
> create a "pop-up" when the document to be displayed is small. 
> I might use that, for example, for the copyright message or 
> the explanation of a difficult word. But I want to do that 
> without the need for scripting (just 'link-behavior: pop-up', 
> it doesn't get much shorter). And I want it in a manner that 
> the user can allow/disallow at will in the user style sheet, 
> so that the pop-up only happens when the user activates the 
> link (not when the page loads), and so that there is only one 
> pop-up at a time.

This "pop-up" might be displayed as a tooltip. Or should there be
another mechanism to provide tooltips to a browser, similar to the
proposed linking mechanism?

Jeffrey Yasskin
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2001 20:35:17 UTC

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