Cascading Style Sheets
I have noticed a couple benefits of using Netscape's <layer>s tags over
using CCS positioning. I hope that you might consider taking these into
consideration when you make the next revision of CCS.
1. I don't have to use <table>s with Netscape's <layer>s. With <layer>s
if I define a layer as 128 x 128 pixels with a red background, thats
exactly what I get. But with CCS, nothing will show up until I put some
content in the layer, and then the red background color will only appear
around the text. Thus I still have to fool with <table>s if I want to
use CCS. And ... thus, I'll be sticking with Netscape's <layer> tag
until this is fixed.
2. Netscape has a much better system of dealing with clipping. I have
yet to get what I want with CCS positioning. But with <layer>s I have
full control to animate the clipping. This is much more powerful than
merely animating the width and height of a layer.
3. This part I'm not sure about, but so far I have not been able to add
a background image to my CSS layers. I can do so very easily with
<layer>s, and those background images can be transparent gifs.
Thank you for your time,
Gregory Houston Triberian Institute of Emotive Education
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