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Re: Ideas for CSS 3.0?

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 11:02:32 -0700
To: Jose Fandos <jose.fandos@sonnd.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BB038227.28E42%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

I agree, this is something we should add to CSS, because it is
presentational.  Here are some suggested requirements:

 1. Provide replacement/equivalent functionality to the image map
functionality in HTML4 (and thus XHTML 1.x).
 2. Use a syntax that is _at_least_ as simple and easy to use as the syntax
in HTML.


On 6/4/03 10:39 AM, "Jose Fandos" <jose.fandos@sonnd.com> wrote:

> 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?
> All,
> 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
> layouts
> -       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?
> Thanks,
> -Gerard
> ===
> Gerard Torenvliet
> Lead User Interface Designer
> Watchfire Corp.
Received on Wednesday, 4 June 2003 14:01:55 UTC

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