Re: textured backgrounds
Wed, 18 Jan 95 08:57:19 EST

Date: Wed, 18 Jan 1995 08:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: textured backgrounds
To: "Richard J McWaters%RAY_EDSUD_D",
MIME-version: 1.0

I agree with Peter that I don't want have to use someone else's background. If
the person were really clever, they could write an obscene message that only
certain color blind people would see. :/)

There is the *potential* for something meaningful in a background, but I can't
think of any examples. Why not give the option at the client for a usable
background (solving Netscape gray). This should work like display/not display
inline images.

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Eric and Peter wrote:

Subject: Re: textured backgrounds
Author: at PMDF
Date: 1/18/95 8:07 AM

Eric writes:
I was more concerned with what people thought of the idea as opposed to
arguments over the syntax of its implementation, but...

The only problem I have with the concept (as opposed to the
implementation) is that I may not _want_ someone else's damnfool
cutesiepie wallpaper in my browser window...which is why I think it
has to be an external option you can turn on or off, rather than
hardwired into the <body>...which is why I liked the idea of using
<link>: that's what it's there for, isn't it?

Heck even with all the different color attributes you can still do one
monster tag. Say lavender text floating above a space backdrop with yellow
anchors (gray when visited, white when activated).


At this stage, wouldn't it be easier to maintain your files if you

<link rel="presentation" href="">

where said

Paper*Background: http://x.y.z/mypix/ds9.gif
Paper*Foreground: cyan
Paper*ActiveLink: magenta

etc etc.