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Re: [css3-gcpm] new draft -- including "overflow: paged"

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 09:13:13 -0800
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <1C77DBEA-3A62-43D5-8219-F0274C937021@gmail.com>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>


On Feb 5, 2009, at 5:38 AM, Bert Bos wrote:

> There are so far three kinds, and they can often be combined, in the  
> sense that one is used for the horizontal direction and another for  
> the vertical one:
>
>  - a scrollbar or similar continuous, interactive mechanism, such as a
>    hand cursor or 2D pager,
>  - a marquee effect, either vertical or horizontal (i.e., a
>    non-interactive mechanism),
>  - or a page flipper, something like a dog's ear in the corner, or an
>    overlay of next/previous buttons.
>

That would be cool. I'd prefer some author control over the page  
flipper button (dog ear), such as top or bottom corners (for dog ears)  
or midway along two opposing edges (for arrows or click bars), and  
what images to be used. If I could specify the images to be used, then  
the active area of the dog ear could be based on the intrinsic image  
size. Maybe we could have something like this:

overflow-style:
	auto |
	marquee-line(<marquee properties>) |
	marquee-block(<marquee properties>) |
	paged(<paged properties>)

<marquee properties> would be the other properties listed on that same  
page (just the values, not the property names), and <paged properties>  
would be:

auto | <image> | <position> | <offset>

<position> would be a percentage that works similar to background- 
position percentages, except only one percent instead of two. It would  
be inside the right and left edges of the padding box for overflow-x  
and the top and bottom edges for overflow-y (the percentage would  
determine where along that edge: a corner, or somewhere in between  
corners).

<offset> would be a single length to determine how far inside the  
padding-edge it would be drawn.

specifying 'auto', or leaving blank between the parentheses would let  
the UA decide.
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