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Fwd: [css-3 colors] Transparent backgrounds

From: Alex Meiburg <timeroot.alex@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 21:28:56 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTindM8WGP25zby7YChhnUXf4L0Z7VmjxRHk2MbAT@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Sorry, forgot to post to list..

~6 out of 5 statisticians say that the number of statistics that either make
no sense or use ridiculous timescales at all has dropped over 164% in the
last 5.62474396842 years.

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From: Alex Meiburg <timeroot.alex@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, May 11, 2010 at 9:28 PM
Subject: Re: [css-3 colors] Transparent backgrounds
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>


That makes sense, I guess. Something with Alt+Prnt Scrn could end up sending
unwanted information to a server. I suppose that things would need to be
checked so that any sort of transparent viewport pixels would get returned
as just transparent pixels. I've tried it in all the Major browsers (Opera
10, Chrome 5, Safari, IE8, Firefox), all of them keep a white background. (I
have noticed, however, that they render style in the html tag different). I
think a transparent viewport would open up exciting new Web Applications,
but I'm not sure if any OS actually allow transparent applications. Maybe
some type of "evil" manipulation rendering the whole page in the chrome of
the window would work, but... if OS'es don't provide any simpler method,
we'll probably never see it.

~6 out of 5 statisticians say that the number of statistics that either make
no sense or use ridiculous timescales at all has dropped over 164% in the
last 5.62474396842 years.

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 9:18 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> On May 11, 2010, at 7:21 PM, Alex Meiburg wrote:
>
> > I was wondering how a transparent background should be rendered bu user
> agents. Suppose the body element (and perhaps the html element too) had a
> semi-transparent value - should they be cast against a white background, or
> should the window actually appear transparent as well, allowing the
> desktop/other windows to show though?
> >
> > If the latter, how should this be rendered on mobile platforms?
> >
> > Personally, I would be expecting a white background, but it would be
> interesting to have translucent parts of the webpage.
> >
>
> It would be kind of cool to allow translucency of the viewport (would you
> see other tabs too?). In Webkit, you can set HTML and BODY tags to
> transparent, but you still get white. Maybe it is some sort of security
> restriction, to prevent one page from appearing to be part of another that
> it is hovering over.
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