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Re: Tabs and the CSS3 Basic User Interface Module

From: Justin Wood <116057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 12:39:52 -0500
To: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <web-580125@bacon.campus.qcc.edu>

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 12:14:51 -0500
  Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>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|?
>
>

See for reference, the WhatWG concept of "Tabs" as it 
stands for now (The document is ever changing)

http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#section1

Also something by Fantasai when "dared" by Ian to write a 
current example of "Tab" display capability if it was to 
be implemented in some way. (Requires JS and good CSS 
support iirc)

http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/design/tabs

I am far from an authority on this, just thought it would 
help everyone involved.

~Justin Wood (Callek)
Received on Thursday, 10 March 2005 17:40:28 GMT

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