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Re: My Reply to a CSS3 multiple background image question by Ian Hickson

From: W. Leon Sutton, Jr. <wsuttonjr@hyponiqs.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 17:28:22 -0500
Message-ID: <001b01c4d1ab$c12a1570$4d1c4ed8@hyponiqs>
To: "Hal \(by way of Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>\)" <w3@lahf.org>, <www-style@w3.org>

Hal's words:

> I would like to assume a fourth, but based on characteristics already
>  found in existing CSS capability, for instance the north east south
>  west of margins or padding:north east south west;
> would be a good start, but if I would like to use layers, and so make
>  things a little more complicated, and could actually make these layers
>  transparent, things would get a lot more interesting but complicated.
> Going back to the nesw, if I could do background url(n) url(e) url(s)
>  url(w) for all pics or background url() url(e) url() url(w); for pics
>  on the left and right, I would be happy.
> If I could have background url() url(e) url() url(w);background-z-layer
>  e:1 w:0; so that the right picture was layered above the left one, I'd
>  be happier, and I would be ecstatic, if I could get
> background url() url(e) url() url(w);background-z-layer e:1 w:0;
> background-layer-padding and background-layer-margin to work so that my
> picture could be offset, or basically if I could get a cool way of
>  placing those pictures relative to the page, but also some distance
>  from the left or top anchor points. Forgive this last point if it
>  sounds fuzzy, I didn't really think this one through yet.

Yeah, that would be a good idea, although it does make things more
complicated as you said.  Thing of it is, however, this also makes logical
sense and could also be a fair solution.  Not only that, but I also agree
that it'd make things more interesting.

The only problem(s) I forsee is using a colon (:) inside a CSS property's
values, such as "background-z-layer: e:1 w:1;"  That would make
implementation a bit of a trick.  I'd suggest something along the lines of
"background-z-layer: (e=1, w=1);"

Just a thought.

W. Leon Sutton, Jr.
Hyponiq's Web Development Solutions - www.hyponiqs.com
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 2004 22:29:00 UTC

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