[CSS3-hyperlink]Some comments on WD

1. The 'target-name' property specifies some property values that you 
might want to override in a user stylesheet. However, there is currently 
no way to match elements based on a property-value combination in css.

You may currently override on a selector-for-selector basis, but none 
that affects only a specific value for the property, nor any that 
matches all elements that have a certain property. Both of these would 
be wanted for full user control.

  - A user wants to change all links with 'target-name' set to 'root' or 
'parent' to instead use 'new'.
  - A user may want to change all links with 'target-name' set to 
'modal' to 'new'.
  - A user may want to change all external links (absolute URI?) to have 
'target-new' set to 'new', but have all internal links (relative URI?) 
set to 'tab'.

2. The 'target-new' property specifies 'window', 'tab' and 'none', but 
the distinction is not made clear, nor the behavior a user agent that 
doesn't have one or the other should use. How about a browser that uses 
a hierarchical list instead of tabs, or a browser where you have tabs 
dissociated with the browser window, allowing a combination of spatial 
orientation by windows, and tabs? And how do you handle tab groupings?

3. The 'target-position' works like z-index, but for application 
windows, as I understand it. However, isn't that very OS/GUI dependent? 
How would a GUI that doesn't allow overlapping windows handle them, or a 
GUI that only allows single windows, but provides a tabbed application 
switching mechanism?

4. I agree with Anne van Kesteren, a mechanism for declaring generated 
content to be a link would be a very nice addition to it.
David "liorean" Andersson

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Received on Tuesday, 9 March 2004 05:25:13 UTC