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Preloading: CSS and attribute.

From: Micho <MichoKest@terra.es>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 22:56:52 +0200
Message-ID: <002001c26731$933a38c0$6401a8c0@athlon>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
So, the thread went more or less this way:

+ <section> preloading control was proposed to have some kind of control of how data is displayed while it's loading: show nothing until complete or show while loading .
+ This proposal was declared merely presentational, but anyway other people fund it somehow useful for better designing and to help the clearness of xthml files, by standarizing preload (section visibility control) and removing unportable scripts.
+ The first proposed way (Micho) was to use an attribute for the section tag.
+ Tantek mentioned an alternative way of achieving this by the use of CSS.

So, by analyzing the possible uses of this functionality, I've decided to expand it a little more:

a) Instead of talking of preloading, we should talk about visibility control: visible while loading, visible when loaded or not visible.
b) Visibility control should be avaible for section and layer tags.
c) Implementation methods could be CSS through classes or XHTML attributes.
d) Althought CSS would be the most well structured method, the attribute way would undoubtely be also handy and easier to remember for coding 'by heart' (this is a quite subjective note).

So, things seem pretty clear, why not reach a final point in this thread?

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