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RE: Ideas for CSS 3.0?

From: Jose Fandos <jose.fandos@sonnd.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 18:39:48 +0100
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002501c32ac0$4d412bf0$2900a8c0@yal>

What about being able to do what area maps do in html but through CSS? The
idea is to have an image load as a background from the CSS file and then
being able to select different clickable areas within it. All contained in
the CSS file. I don't think that's possible right now.
-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Gerard Torenvliet
Sent: 04 June 2003 17:50
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Ideas for CSS 3.0?

I hope this is the right place for this request (please chide me charitably
if not!).
I have been looking over the drafts for CSS 3.0, and they are missing a few
things that I had been hoping that I would see:
-       the ability to achieve the same effect as the text-align style, but
for elements like div (i.e., to have the ability to set a div to a certain
size and then center that div in its parent)
-       the ability to specify sizes in a combination of units (i.e. left =
0.4em + 16px); this would allow me to more easily construct relative-sized
-       the ability to specify widths and heights that span the remainder of
the space to the edge of the viewport; this would allow me to create
elements that, for instance, started at a left position of 20% and stretched
all the way to the right edge of the viewport.
With CSS 2.0, I am able to achieve the first effect by nesting divs, and the
third by using javascript sizing. Nesting divs is acceptable (but
cumbersome); the more that reliance on Javascript in sizing can be
eliminated, the more accessible my pages will be.
Is there a provision for these effects in CSS 3.0 that I’ve missed? If not,
what is the process for getting these ideas considered for inclusion?
Gerard Torenvliet
Lead User Interface Designer
Watchfire Corp.
Received on Wednesday, 4 June 2003 13:44:03 UTC

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