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Request for specific changes to CSS3-UI

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 17:14:11 -0400
Message-ID: <43025723.2010105@earthlink.net>
To: W3C CSS <www-style@w3.org>

   I hereby request the following changes to CSS3-UI:

1) Append the following to "New user interface state pseudo-classes":

| This specification also introduces a new :editable pseudo-class for
| the purpose of styling a greater range of user-alterable content.

2) Replace "4.1.6. :read-only and :read-write" with the following:

| 4.1.6. :read-only and :read-write
| The purpose of the :read-only and :read-write pseudo-classes is to
| allow authors to customize the look of elements which have a
| "read-only" property or attribute that can be set in the markup. An
| element is :read-only if its "read-only" property or attribute is set
| to true. An element is :read-write if its "read-only" property or
| attribute is set to false.
| While the actual property or attribute name does not have to be
| "read-only", it must be defined as having read-only semantics. For
| instance, the HTML attribute "disabled" would not satisfy :read-only.
| It should be noted that most elements will be neither read-write nor
| read-only. Elements must be capable of having markup-explicit
| read-only/read-write states. Elements that have no means of setting
| the state will not be selected by either pseudo-class.

3) Add the following section after "4.1.6. :read-only and :read-write":

| 4.1.7. :editable
| An element whose contents are user-alterable (such as text input
| fields or non-control user-alterable content) is :editable. In typical
| documents, most elements are not :editable. However it may be possible
| (e.g. in the context of an editor) for any element to become
| :editable.

4) Insert the following section after "4.1.1. :active details" and
adjust the section numbering accordingly:

| 4.1.2. :enabled and :disabled details
| If focus is required to allow complete viewing of an element's
| content, the ability to receive focus may be ignored when determining
| if an element is :enabled or :disabled.
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