ISSUE-28: Add keyword to 'border-image' to suppress the center image

centerless border image

Add keyword to 'border-image' to suppress the center image

State:
CLOSED
Product:
CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders
Raised by:
David Hyatt
Opened on:
2008-04-04
Description:
The center part of the nine parts of a border image is used as an additional background image. If the designer doesn't want a background image, he has to make that part transparent. That is not so difficult with a reasonable painting program, but an even easier way might be to leave the image opaque and add a keyword to the 'border-image' property.

How often does it happen that the center part (and only that part) has to be transparent, how much easier is to add a keyword to the style sheet than to cut out a rectangle in a paint program and what is the cost of learning an extra keyword that you may never use?

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Reraised by HÃ¥kon
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Jan/0414.html

Possible solutions:
- Keep the middle part by default (current behavior). Add an ‘empty’
keyword that clips out the middle part.
- Make the middle part clip out by default. Add a ‘fill’ keyword that
keeps it. (It's needed for stretch-tiling things like aqua buttons.)
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  7. Re: [css3-background] Issues and Proposed Resolutions (from dbaron@dbaron.org on 2008-05-18)
  8. [css3-background] Issues and Proposed Resolutions (from fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net on 2008-05-13)
  9. ISSUE-28 (centerless border image): A keyword 'transparent' on 'border-image' to suppress the center image [CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2008-04-04)

Related notes:

Rejected Hyatt's proposal for a 'transparent' keyword to suppress the center image. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008May/0148.html

Elika Etemad, 13 Feb 2009, 01:38:33

Center of image now dropped by default, use 'fill' keyword to get it filled in.

Elika Etemad, 9 Jun 2009, 19:08:19

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