CSS1 attribute addition proposal: bg-transparency

James Miller writes:

 > 'bg-transparancy'
 > Value: number | percentage
 > Initial: 0
 > Applies to: all elements
 > Inherited: yes
 > Percentage values: refer to background's opacity

The proposed propoerty fits well into the framework of CSS. CSS1 has
been stable for some time and will will not add new features unless
thers is concensus among implementors.

We have started taking notes for CSS2 (or whatever documents that
follow will be called). In a proposed CSS layout language, a
transparency value for frames (i.e. not elements) is proposed.

 > In the above example, the red background of the table header would be =
 > just visable with the pattern in the background showing through.

.. which is a good argument for making it a per-element property.

Thanks for your suggestion,


Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
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