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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 11:48:03 -0800
Message-ID: <BLU159-ds206531995576DE8EAB92C7F8CA0@phx.gbl>
To: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, "Alex Mogilevsky" <alexmog@microsoft.com>, "w3c-css-wg" <w3c-css-wg@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
On this:
  Does CSS really need to solve every UI problem ?
I am not speaking about every problem here. We’ve got particular document from Adobe where
authors have tried to introduce arbitrary shapes. If we will do this then I would like to see shapes 
as not as sporadic idea but some reusable definition. 

As of SVG for that particular expandable tabs shape: I would like to see real implementation 
of such thing in SVG. Last time when I tried this in SVG I’ve discovered that it is impossible there
(I mean in static declaration without JS magic). So I would like to see concrete proof of your statement.

-- 
Andrew Fedoniouk

http://terrainformatica.com




From: François REMY 
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 1:59 AM
To: Andrew Fedoniouk ; Alex Mogilevsky ; w3c-css-wg ; www-style@w3.org 
Subject: Re: roadmap for new CSS specs: template, grid, regions and floats

  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:
  http://harmonia.terrainformatica.com/lib/exe/detail.php?id=start&media=harmonia.png
Does CSS really need to solve every UI problem ?

To me, it seems that an SVG is the best way to solve those kind
of problems. It already has well-defined tools like PATH that
can solve those problems efficiently.

If CSS really needs complex shapes, it should probably make use 
of the existing SVG standards. Or is there any reason to not follow
the SVG exemple ?

Regards,
François
Received on Saturday, 12 March 2011 19:48:43 GMT

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