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Style confirmation descriptors

From: Barry <wassercrats@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 21:22:22 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY102-DAV2DBC3D0862140B9A49172B93E0@phx.gbl>
To: <www-style@w3.org>

Here's another idea that could help when the desired CSS isn't fully 
supported. It's a bit radical, but I figured I should at least briefly 
mention it.

Create a language that describes how a part of the webpage should look at a 
certain resolution and change the CSS accordingly, for example:

DisplayTry {...}
DisplayCheck {res: 1024,768; loc: 100,200,150,250; direction: l,r; find: 
border; text; red; end;}
FoundReplace {...}
UnfoundReplace {...}

I don't know if the example is self explanatory, but hopefully you know what 
I'm trying to say.

My first idea was to use a snapshot of what you want that would be compared 
with a snapshot of the page, but that might be too literal for CSS since 
people say CSS isn't pixel-perfect. 
Received on Thursday, 7 April 2005 01:22:35 UTC

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