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

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:24:34 -0700
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To: "Bert Bos" <bert@w3.org>
Cc: "Public style mailing list" <www-style@w3.org>

Le Mar 15 mars 2011 16:56, Bert Bos a écrit :
> On Monday 14 March 2011 16:41:19 John Jansen wrote:
>> 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.
>
> Since then I have, however, improved the image in the example slightly,
> with arrows similar to the images you (Gérard) cited. That seemed an
> easy and safe thing to do. I made a snapshot:
> http://www.w3.org/Style/css2-updates/draft-PR-
> CSS21-201103XX/visufx.html#clipping


Bert,

This (top, right, bottom, left measurement-like red arrows) is a positive
improvement. Great!

salutations amicales de Montréal, Gérard



>>
>> 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-author
>> > s- 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-author
>> > s- contributions-css21-testsuite.html
>
>
>
> Bert
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>


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