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[whatwg] Suggestion: Implementation of Tabbed Forms

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 00:13:18 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408260012100.21417@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> > >
> > > 3) Lack of Encapsulation
> > > 
> > > Current solutions do not take the form of objects. Therefore, one 
> > > typically has to edit the source files used to create a widget in 
> > > order to style it. For those who may be using source they didn't 
> > > write, this could be disastrous for obvious reasons.
> > 
> > Unfortunately, there is no way to style the proposed widget. However, 
> > XBL would be the way to do it on the long run.
> 
> I don't understand why you wouldn't be able to style an HTML element. 

Because there is no element that actually represents the tab in the 
current proposal.


> True, you can't necessarily style the widget directly, since 
> implementation of an HTML element is largely left to vendors, but you 
> could certainly apply CSS properties to it, and perhaps even CSS 
> properties that specifically refer to tabs.

Right; XBL is the generic solution for that kind of problem.

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