Re: Border Styles
Benjamin Sittler writes:
|Hmmm... okay, you've convinced me that we probably need seperate control
|for different sides of a border, so I propose the following:
|Where the * corresponds to one of the sub-styles in my previous post.
|The plain border.* stylesheet attributes would be a shorthand for
|simultaneously setting all four edges, so that one could still get uniform
The best of both worlds! We already need a similar scheme for fonts,
where `font' can take the place of (and overrides?) the values of
`font.family', `font.size', `font.style', etc., so `border.*' would
not be anything new.
The interaction between `border' and elements that do not start and
end with a line break should be defined: what does `EM:border.style'
mean? I suggest that `border' only causes those sides to be drawn that
are well-defined. In detail:
1. an element with both a break before and a break after it
-> all four sides apply.
2. an element with a break before but not after it
-> only the top side of the border is drawn.
3. an element with a break after but not before it
-> only the bottom side is drawn.
4. an element with neither a break before nor after it
-> all border properties are ignored.
Bert Bos Alfa-informatica
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