2009-02-13 01:40:28: Description changed to '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?
Reraised by HÃ¥kon
- Keep the middle part by default (current behavior). Add an â€˜emptyâ€™
keyword that clips out the middle part.
- Make the middle part clip out by default. Add a â€˜fillâ€™ keyword that
keeps it. (It's needed for stretch-tiling things like aqua buttons.)
' [Elika Etemad]