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ideas for future css versions ...

From: Brian Hunger <thebrunger@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 13:28:17 +0000
Message-ID: <20040831021221.41317.qmail@web21003.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style@w3.org




i've made a couple of suggestions for css3 like
gradients and such.  i'd like to add another.

alpha!  not the kind generated by css-filters (which
in my opinion should be done away with as soon as
browsers support the real functionality) ... but a
different way of specifying.

first problem with filters is that they apply to
everything contained in the filtered object.  applying
an alpha filter to the first DIV class in the
following:

<div class="alpha" style="background-color:#cc9900;
border:solid #333333 2px">

<div class="floatLeftImg"><img src="test.gif"></div>

<div class="text">some test text ... blah blah
blah!</div>

</div>

renders the text and the image partially transparent
as well.

while having a general "alpha" style is important, for
say making an image partially transparent, i recommend
that colors be expanded to handle alphas using an RGBA
format, ie "background-color:#FFFFFF80" is white at
50% transparency.  it's not a requirement to specify
the RGBA, you can still do RGB, but adding the A will
help.  and it's only applied to the "background-color"
attribute not all the stuff contained within.  you
should be able to use this RGBA format with any
attribute that can handle an RGB one.

-B


		
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