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Re: [css-3 colors] Transparent backgrounds

From: Alex Meiburg <timeroot.alex@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 17:05:46 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTilLovUQMwvsNEaFdcBqqT9WEpCm69ov19f4cZEd@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, www-style@w3.org
Maybe if the browser prompted the user first, asking if it was okay?
Somewhat like the Windows "Administrator approval required" popups?

~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 Wed, May 12, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:

> No, those view modes are only descriptive of the current environment.
>
> I really don't want web pages making my browser windows transparent. I
> think this is up to the UA.
>
> Simon
>
> On May 12, 2010, at 5:01 PM, Alex Meiburg wrote:
>
> But can "view-mode: floating" be set by the developer in anyway? How does
> one trigger this state?
>
> ~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 Wed, May 12, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
>
>> On May 11, 2010, at 9:18 PM, Brad Kemper 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.
>>
>> WebKit allows a transparent background in certain situations (Dashcode
>> widgets use this, for example). I think the initial viewport color should be
>> up to the user agent.
>>
>> The recently-discussed view modes proposal has a mode, "floating", in
>> which the background is transparent:
>> <http://www.w3.org/TR/view-mode/#view-modes>
>>
>> Simon
>>
>>
>
>
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