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Re: [css-3 colors] Transparent backgrounds

From: Alex Meiburg <timeroot.alex@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 17:37:52 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinRFVDCMyrPkKE5ntPnmiaoMs3qVpy4gOUOR1Ma@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, www-style@w3.org
I wouldn't mind it. Maybe as an opt-in choice in the user preferences for
the browser? "Never", "Always", "Ask Me", with "Never" as the default. Or
"Ask Me" as a default, with a choice for "Yes", "No", and a checkbox for
"remebering". It wouldn't have to be an annoying dialog, it could be in the
form of a notification bar at the top.

~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 5:35 PM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:

> You really want the browser throwing up dialogs because someone used a CSS
> rule in a web page?
>
> Simon
>
> On May 12, 2010, at 5:05 PM, Alex Meiburg wrote:
>
> 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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