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Re: [Backgrounds/Borders] What to do when a border-image fails to load

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 00:40:49 -0700
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <AAF11EB3-E51D-4178-AA5D-5CB7959C9F14@gmail.com>
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
On Mar 28, 2009, at 7:54 AM, David Hyatt wrote:

> On Mar 28, 2009, at 8:17 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 17:58:52 +0100, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> Yeah, I guess I'm saying "let's just drop the ability to set  
>>> border widths from border-image."
>>
>> Then you always have to set two properties. Is it worth considering  
>> making border-image a special form of border-style? That does not  
>> work for the border-*-style properties, but the same applies to  
>> resetting border-image by setting border. As a bonus it would make  
>> it easier to allow specifying some kind of fallback in case the  
>> image fails to load, cannot be decoded, is not supported, etc.
>>
>
> I don't really care how this is solved.  I just don't like what's in  
> the spec now, since snapping to different border widths just because  
> an image failed to load does not seem like what any author or user  
> would want.
>
> dave

I written up a proposal that I think solves this problem, plus a  
couple others that I think are even bigger for authors. I'd appreciate  
it if everyone could take a look and let me know what you think. In  
the following link, I describe three problems (including this one),  
and a nice solution that I would love to see implemented:

http://www.bradclicks.com/cssplay/border-image/Thinking_Outside_The_Box.html





Sincerely,
Brad Kemper
home e-mail: mailto:brad.kemper@gmail.com
Received on Sunday, 29 March 2009 07:41:29 GMT

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