Re: Border Styles

Bert Bos (
Tue, 11 Jul 1995 13:36:34 +0200 (METDST)

Benjamin Sittler writes:
|seperate rendering styles for the different edges of a border are, in my
|opinion, unneccessary, at least for an initial stylesheet implimentation.
|Almost every existing use of borders (i.e. tables, paragraph borders,
|hyperlinks, images, etc.) use the same style for every border.

I don't agree. Most of the tables I've seen either have horizontal
lines without vertical ones, or the other way round. If they have
both, then one of the two is usually thicker than the other.

|I would like to propose another border style, border.image. This would be
|the URI (absolute, please, or at least relative to server root) of an
|image which would be tiled in the area where black lines, beveled edges,
|whatever are usually drawn, allowing texture to be applied. (Would
|border.texture be a better name for it?) If the image file is not found,
|the browser does not support border images, or the stylesheet overrides
|it, it could safely be ignored (and replaced by border.color when

Good idea.

Do we want a list of tiles instead of just one, with separate tiles
for the corners and for the vertical and horizontal parts? Probably


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