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Re: roadmap for new CSS specs: template, grid, regions and floats

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <andrew.fedoniouk@live.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 11:30:48 -0800
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To: "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
I do have expandable background images http://www.terrainformatica.com/wiki/h-smile/expandable-backgrounds 
and that is sufficient for rendering such tabs in general.  But there are nuances. E.g. first tab should have distinct shape.
Ideally you should be able to define such simple shape (two cubic beziers and two lines) in CSS.
It is not a question about rendering per se. So far CSS uses concept of boxes. And here we getting variety of shapes. 
So inner, padding, border and margins in principle can be defined by some shape definitions. 
I believe we should think about more generic mechanism of such definitions.
Andrew Fedoniouk


From: Brad Kemper 
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:00 AM
To: Andrew Fedoniouk 
Cc: www-style list 
Subject: Re: roadmap for new CSS specs: template, grid, regions and floats

On Mar 11, 2011, at 11:23 PM, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:

  As of #2  non-rectangular shapes.

  I think we should have more generic mechanism of defining such things.
  E.g. I have multiple requests to provide mechanism in CSS that will allow to
  define shapes like tabs here:

  Ideally it should be common mechanism that will allow to define border and
  content outline shapes in the same CSS-ish way.

That looks like something that is well suited to border-images or multiple backgrounds. They don't affect the click region, but that can be an advantage for tabs, so that you don't punish the user for a near miss.
Received on Saturday, 12 March 2011 19:31:24 UTC

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