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Re: Overlays in HTML4 and XHTML

From: Justin Wood <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 23:07:16 -0400
Message-ID: <41368E64.8070507@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:

>On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, Daniel Glazman wrote:
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>>So I did it. It's still experimental, and all issues are not resolved, 
>>in particular wrt accessibility, but I am glad to offer a simple way of 
>>using Overlays in HTML 4, working fine in Internet Explorer and 
>>Gecko-based browsers. It's reported that Opera chokes on it, but with 
>>the excellent work Håkon's team is doing on Opera these days, I'm sure 
>>it can be fixed on our side.
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>>http://glazman.org/weblog/dotclear/index.php?2004/08/30/529-end-of-teasing
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>Looks like a variant on XBL. :-)
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XBL requires namespace (therefore XML capable) UA's to work, where-as 
this one merely needs JS and the all-possible extension mechanism 
allowed with <link ...>

As well this does not bring with it the complications in XBL, such as 
DOM methods, etc.

 From my understanding its meant as a quick and easy addition to HTML, 
rather than a largely superior feature-rich extension to (as currently 
stands) SVG.

~Justin Wood (Callek)
Received on Thursday, 2 September 2004 03:08:32 GMT

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