[whatwg] Suggestion: Implementation of Tabbed Forms
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Aug 25 17:13:18 PDT 2004
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
> 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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