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Re: Tabbed Interfaces in CSS

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 11:38:40 -0700
Message-ID: <49ECC130.5040400@terrainformatica.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Andrew Fedoniouk
> <news@terrainformatica.com> wrote:
>> If to speak about pure CSS solutions then tabs require "bound" concept
>> that is not available in modern CSS.
>> ...
> I agree that to do this properly CSS needs to be extended somewhat.  I
> disagree that it is at all necessary to bring in the whole framework
> you suggest.  You can achieve at least basic functionality using the
> :checked/<label> extensions that Brad suggests, which does not greatly
> alter CSS.
> I'm not yet certain that it would be sufficient for the full
> functionality that I'm looking for, but it would do a lot with a
> rather elegant simplicity.  Your suggestion adds enormous complexity
> to CSS authoring that seems gratuitous.  Tabbed displays aren't hard,
> and whatever solution we end up with, the CSS can be easy as well.

It is like the saying: "I am not so rich to buy cheap things".
I mean the tab/card is one of needed behaviors -
solution should be
  a) as simple as possible but not of "sanctus simplicitas" level and
  b) solve class of similar tasks.

Either you have simple but framework that allows to solve class of tasks
either you would have *set* of simple solutions that together at some 
point will
constitute very complex formation you will not be able to deal with.

Andrew Fedoniouk.

Received on Monday, 20 April 2009 18:39:25 UTC

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