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Re: canvas <html> <body>

From: Nicholas Atkinson <nik@casawana.com>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 12:53:23 +0100
Message-ID: <001c01c1f106$f416b070$0300000a@natkinwkstn>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
> There are some aspects of XHTML (such as form controls) that can't
currently be
> described in CSS, but the eventual aim is basically as you describe, yes.

Is there a CSS property for use with a generic XML document (such as NITF)
that means "display as image"?

And what about for indicating which attributes are the "image source",
"image width" and "image height"?

nik

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
To: "Sigurd Lerstad" <sigler@bredband.no>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: 01 May 2002 12:13
Subject: Re: canvas <html> <body>


> Sigurd Lerstad wrote:
>  >
>  > But I thought that XHTML was supposed to be just like any other XML
format
>  > that defines a set of tags, but how those tags are rendered is only
>  > determined with a CSS stylesheet,
>
> There are some aspects of XHTML (such as form controls) that can't
currently be
> described in CSS, but the eventual aim is basically as you describe, yes.
>
>
>  > If one wants to make a generic XML viewer with CSS capabilities, should
one
>  > then start displaying from the root (for example <html> in XHTML)
element,
>  > and set in the style sheet that <head> is display:none, same for script
etc.
>
> That is correct. For an example of such a browser, look at Netscape 6.x.
>
>
> However, this does not preclude browsers from having default stylesheets,
for
> example Netscape 6.x ships with a default stylesheet for XHTML. This "user
> agent" stylesheet is then cascaded with the author's stylesheet and the
user's
> stylesheet (if any) and the result is what is used to style the document.
>
> --
> Ian Hickson
> ``The inability of a user agent to implement part of this specification
due to
> the limitations of a particular device (e.g., non interactive user agents
will
> probably not implement dynamic pseudo-classes because they make no sense
> without interactivity) does not imply non-conformance.'' -- Selectors,
Sec13
>
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