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Re: RFC: ability to assign images to corners

From: Peter Sheerin <pete@petesguide.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 11:53:22 -0800
Message-ID: <001401c1bb11$6bc84650$8810960a@cadpkslaptop>
To: "Bert Bos" <bert@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>

> 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.

Here's one possible solution: simply limit the corner/side decoration to the
SVG format. If you disallow the inclusion of images, and specify that only
SVG images that can be scaled are allowed, that would avoid the problems
with tiling.
Received on Thursday, 21 February 2002 14:53:58 UTC

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