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Re: assigning multiple classes to achieve multiple backgrounds ?

From: R.J.Koppes <rikkert@rikkertkoppes.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 14:21:24 +0100
Message-ID: <004001c4dc5f$a6a98d70$0401a8c0@s446964>
To: <www-style@w3.org>

Bear in mind that classes are not meant to "define a style" a class can only
be a hook, to add a style to, as well as you could hook up a style to any
specific attribute.

(furthermore, you are using id selectors in your example, but I guess you
know).

Rikkert Koppes

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sander van Dragt (by way of Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>)"
<svandragt@s82.nl>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 7:51 PM
Subject: assigning multiple classes to achieve multiple backgrounds ?


>
>
> I might be overlooking a obvious problem, but why does the background
> property need multiple image values when instead we can already assign
> multiple classes to a html tag?
>
> <style type="text/css" media="screen">
> #north {background: url(north.png) no-repeat 0% 50%;}
> #east {background: url(east.png) no-repeat 50% 100%;}
> #south {background: url(south.png) no-repeat 100% 50%;}
> #west {background: url(west.png) no-repeat 50% 0%;}
> </style>
>
> <div class="north east south west">
> [...]
> </div>
>
> There would be a problem with the fact that in current specifications
>  the backgrounds would cancel each other out, so perhaps one would need
>  to add a new background-attachment property named 'overlay' in
>  addition to scroll and fixed (so north overlays east overlays south
>  overlays west). However this would seem a very elegant solution.
>  Perhaps I've missed some obvious problem with this technique though..
>
> --
> Best regards,
> Sander van Dragt
>
> Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.
> Christopher Fry
>
>
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