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Re: Status of XSL and CSS?

From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 20:57:16 +0100 (BST)
To: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.04.9904212028120.23430-100000@amos.bath.ac.uk>
[This is now off-topic, any follow-ups should go to www-style]

On Sun, 11 Apr 1999, Paul Prescod wrote:
> I was originally thinking that it might be useful to be able to make
> non-anchor objects clickable.

In CSS2, almost all content is already clickable, as the :active
pseudo-class applies to everything.

The only exception is generated content, because pseudo-elements must
appear at the end of the selector chain and thus the :active
pseudo-class cannot be applied to :before or :after.

It has been suggested on www-style that this rule be changed, thus
making even generated content clickable.


What actually _happens_ when you click an element (apart from its
changing style), is beyond the scope of CSS. The Cascading Action
Sheets proposal discusses this.

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># The full presentation of some HTML elements cannot be expressed in
># CSS2, including replaced elements (IMG, OBJECT).
> I *do not* think that displaying images for arbitrary element type
> names is beyond CSS's complexity curve!!

This has also been suggested. In fact, a rather comprehensive proposal
was written on www-style.


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> I also think that CSS3 needs to support text generated cross
> references.

This also has been suggested. 


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Hopefully the CSS Working Group will include these features in CSS3.

Ian Hickson 
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Received on Wednesday, 21 April 1999 15:57:20 UTC

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