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Re: transparent backgrounds

From: George Lund <george@lundbooks.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 22:41:58 +0100
Message-ID: <uSvkuGCms9c9IARz@lundbooks.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

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<Pine.LNX.4.21.0209021746380.4549-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>, Ian 
Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> writes
>This is a long standing recognised problem known as property codependency.
>
>The working group has not yet seen or thought of a proposal to solve this
>problem. Suggestions are welcome, but have most likely already been
>considered and rejected. :-)
>
>See:
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/1998Oct/0020.html
>   http://www.hixie.ch/specs/css/wwwstyle/#clash

Thanks - I hadn't seen / didn't remember that thread.  As a search for 
codependency reveals only 9 articles, I suspect a lot of the discussion 
was carried on outside the public list (?).  At one point several years 
ago I vaguely remember suggesting the idea of having an @depend block 
construct, where all the rules within it would be ignored if any were 
overridden or didn't make it into the final layout for whatever reason. 
I've no idea whether that ever got considered and rejected so - there we 
are - I'll mention it again.

Meantime I think CSS 3 should be explicitly removing 'transparent' from 
the list of values unless this problem is solved.  And - although I 
probably don't completely understand the full horror of what might 
happen with the table display types thing - I do reckon all W3C 
specifications should at least have the possibility that they can be 
implemented!

regards
-- 
George Lund
PS Would the behavioural extensions have allowed me to control a
nettle soup-making device?
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