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Re: RFC: ability to assign images to corners

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 19:08:52 +0100
Message-ID: <15477.14260.480138.349983@jfouffa.inria.fr>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Vadim Plessky writes:
> On Wednesday 20 February 2002 20:14, Robert Koberg wrote:
> |   I would like to have a box on the page that uses 4 uniques corners. I
> | would also like the borders to be assignd unique images that can tile so it
> | can be any height or width.
> |
> |   *-----*
> |   |       |
> |   |       |
> |   *-----*
> |
> |   best,
> |   -Rob
> 
> I second back this proposal.
> Besides, you should be able to change those borders (corners) dynamically, 
> with mouse :hover or for :focus / :active state
> Traditional Windowing Environment is dieing, web becomes more and more 
> important. We should implement in CSS (Visual Rendering/Behavior) best 
> features of legacy windowing environments, like MS WIndows, X-Windowing 
> System or MacOS.

The CSS WG also likes it and in fact decided a few months back to try
to write a draft[1] about it. However, from *liking* it to actually
coming up with a consistent and implementable specification is quite a
long way. Corner pieces are relatively OK, but the edges may contain a
fractional number of tiles, what do you do then? Scale the tile? Scale
the element's content? Crop the tile? All of those? And how do you
keep the CSS rules simple to write? There are already quite a number
of border properties, we'd like to avoid that we get two dozen more...

Of course, the best way you can help is to send concrete proposals.

[1] http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work#borders


Bert
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