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Re: CSS3-UI revisited

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 06:09:49 -0400
Message-ID: <435F55ED.6010903@earthlink.net>
To: dolphinling <lists@dolphinling.net>
CC: W3C CSS List <www-style@w3.org>

dolphinling wrote:
> Matthew Raymond wrote:
>>*** Problems with the CSS3-UI Specification ***
> Without having read the CSS3-UI spec (I will (when should I get to it 
> by?)), how about the following change?
> | CSS3-UI applies only to form elements.

   If you mean that the /selectors/ in CSS3-UI only apply to form
elements, that would solve some problems but not all of them. For
instance, it wouldn't solve the problem of an <input readonly> element
matching :read-write in an editor. It also wouldn't solve the problem of
disabled controls matching :read-only. Remember that :read-only and
:read-write are defined with regards to "user-alterability" and not by
any definition of read-only or read-write in XForms or HTML.

> There's a big split between forms (the "Application" part of a web page) 
> and non-forms (the "Document" part of a web page). This split is in 
> meaning, use, their entire reason for existing. Shouldn't there be a way 
> to style one and not the other?

   I recall someone suggesting a :control selector or something similar,
if that's what you mean. While this could be useful in some cases, it
doesn't solve specific problems I'm trying to address.
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