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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 18:28:55 -0700
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5EEA9B9B-28FA-446B-A03F-4F6D686FEB1D@gmail.com>
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>

On Mar 29, 2009, at 1:35 PM, David Hyatt wrote:

> On Mar 29, 2009, at 2:40 AM, Brad Kemper wrote:
>> 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
> I really love this proposal.
> I can't implement it in WebKit until we drop the -webkit-, since it  
> would break content all over OS X.  :)   The problem being of course  
> that apps use -webkit-border-image and expect it to specify the  
> border widths.  Since the images are guaranteed to be present (OS X  
> resources after all), they didn't bother with fallback border  
> widths.  Therefore changing the -webkit- version of the property to  
> match this proposal isn't really possible. (I guess I could make a - 
> webkit2-border-image... LOL)

I was afraid you were going to say that. I wouldn't mind a '-webkit2- 
border-image' if that's what it took. Or the property can be renamed  
as 'image-border' (which seems more natural to me anyway), and you can  
-webkit- prefix that.

> [...]
> Should negative offsets be allowed for (b)?  I don't see why not,  
> but just thought I'd ask, since your proposal doesn't really say one  
> way or the other.

I did think about that too after I posted it. I think negative offsets  
should be allowed, and could be useful for pushing the border images  
further into the padding-box/content-box area. I don't have any  
problem with that.

> Anyway, I think this proposal is great and hope the WG will adopt it.


> dave
> (hyatt@apple.com)
Received on Monday, 30 March 2009 01:29:35 UTC

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