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Tabs and the CSS3 Basic User Interface Module

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 12:14:51 -0500
Message-ID: <4230808B.6040201@earthlink.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

value called "tab". This could be very useful for making lists look and 
behave like native tabs, but there's something I don't understand. Tabs 
are almost always used in a group context, yet there is no "tab-group" 
property value. Is there a specific reason for this? It would seem to me 
that a "tab-group" value would make it easy to create a tab group with a 
simple unordered list...

| ul.tabgroup { appearance: tab-group }
| ul.tabgroup il { appearance: tab }

....Or perhaps a <div> and some hyperlinks...

| div.tabgroup { appearance: tab-group }
| div.tabgroup a { appearance: tab }

    Then again, if I understand correctly, |appearance| doesn't affect 
the |display| property. Should this require "tab" and "tab-group" values 
for |display|?
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