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RE: [CSS21, section 11.1.2] specification on clip property can be and should be improved

From: John Jansen <John.Jansen@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:41:19 +0000
To: "www-style@gtalbot.org" <www-style@gtalbot.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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Hello Gérard,

The CSSWG resolved not to make these changes to the CSS 2.1 specification [1]. We will be reevaluating this issue for errata and future versions of CSS.

Please respond before 18 March, 2011 if you do not accept the current resolution.

[1] http://w3.org/TR/CSS


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of "Gérard Talbot"
> Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 2:59 PM
> To: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: [CSS21, section 11.1.2] specification on clip property can be and
> should be improved
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> This post spun from an ealier post from Arron Eicholz on clip and text
> directionality (physical vs logical).
> 
> What CSS 2.1 section 11.1.2
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visufx.html#clipping
> needs and is missing is a schema displaying clearly, in an intuitive and easy-to-
> understand manner, those offset values.
> 
> 3 tutorials on CSS2.1 clip use a diagram, a built schema illustrating clearly and
> cleanly and meaningfully the effects of the rect(top, right, bottom, left)
> offset values:
> 
> Misunderstood CSS Clip
> Tuesday, February 21, 2006 by Nicholas Gagne
> http://www.ibloomstudios.com/images/article8/clipDiagram.gif
> from
> http://www.ibloomstudios.com/articles/misunderstood_css_clip/
> 
> Creating Thumbnails Using the CSS Clip Property Written on May 13th, 2007
> by Joe Seifi http://www.seifi.org/css/creating-thumbnails-using-the-css-clip-
> property.html
> 
> Nick La, November 09, Web Designer Wall
> http://www.webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/5-simple-but-useful-css-
> properties/
> 
> 
> Also, the 2 examples
> p { clip: rect(5px, 40px, 45px, 5px); }
> p { clip: rect(5px, 55px, 45px, 5px); }
> should be clearly and cleanly separated from each other. One CSS code
> example with one screenshot of expected results (encapsulated). Then, the
> other CSS code example with its respective screenshot of expected result.
> That way, it's easier to follow, read, understand and does not make the
> reader scroll up and down. Also, the examples themselves could be
> improved by making offset values bigger... I'm sure there is a lot of
> improvements here.
> 
> regards, Gérard
> --
> CSS 2.1 Test suite RC3 (October 27th 2010)
> http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/20101027/html4/toc.html
> 
> Contributions to CSS 2.1 test suite
> http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/css21testsuite/
> 
> Web authors' contributions to CSS 2.1 test suite
> http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/css21testsuite/web-authors-
> contributions-css21-testsuite.html
> 
> 
> 
> --
> CSS 2.1 Test suite RC3 (October 27th 2010)
> http://test.csswg.org/suites/css2.1/20101027/html4/toc.html
> 
> Contributions to CSS 2.1 test suite
> http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/css21testsuite/
> 
> Web authors' contributions to CSS 2.1 test suite
> http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/css21testsuite/web-authors-
> contributions-css21-testsuite.html
> 
> 
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