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Re: CSS Tabs

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 16:48:02 +0200
Message-ID: <4120C922.70600@expway.fr>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

fantasai wrote:
> fantasai wrote:
>> Since Hixie brought to my attention the problem of making CSS tabs
>>   http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/design/tabs
>> I wrote a proposal for handling the basic layout geometry through the
>> 'display' property:
>>   http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/specs/tabs
> http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/specs/tabs , rather.

Have you considered:

  - tab placement wrt to content: if they are on the bottom do you want
    the active row to still be at the bottom? For side tabs?
  - the relationship to vertical text?
  - left and right tabs, possibly with rotated (90) text?

I understand the use case, but is it worth adding that complexity into 
UAs when tabs are likely to be used only by a minority of websites? Last 
I looked there were various ways to simulate tabs to what seemed to be a 
satisfactory degree (even if they weren't complete).

Robin Berjon
Received on Monday, 16 August 2004 14:48:34 UTC

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