Re: [WSG] Safari, select, and option attributes.

2005-11-05 Thread Philippe Wittenbergh


On 6 Nov 2005, at 10:54 am, ivanovitch wrote:


Apologies if this has been discussed before, but is it my bad coding,
or does Safari (v2.02, latest build) not honour any select styles?

Further, is there a way to dictate how option can display styled
font attributes across all CSS-compliant browsers? My aim is to make
the drop-down in the same style as the rest of the page, but I'm
having limited success. Firefox and IE have no problems, on WinXP and
OS X (though IE on OS X does odd things when options are selected).


Styling form widgets across browsers is notoriously difficult:
http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200410/ 
styling_even_more_form_controls/

(and from a usability perspective, not always the recommended option)

And no, Safari doesn't allow styling of the select and option, the  
same goes for Camino and iCab. Opera has a user option to disable  
author styling of form widgets (something I really like...).

Philippe
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Re: [WSG] Safari, select, and option attributes.

2005-11-05 Thread ivanovitch
Thanks, Philippe - I was hoping that I'd hear otherwise. I'm not
attempting to make radical changes to the user interface: just aiming
for consistency. Interesting that certain widgets are off-limits in
this sense, yet submit can be OS-built, text, or image. I had
considered using dropdown menu scripting for this, but sense massive
overkill (and I don't like javascript unless absolutely needed).

Ta.

On 06/11/05, Philippe Wittenbergh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 On 6 Nov 2005, at 10:54 am, ivanovitch wrote:

  Apologies if this has been discussed before, but is it my bad coding,
  or does Safari (v2.02, latest build) not honour any select styles?
 
  Further, is there a way to dictate how option can display styled
  font attributes across all CSS-compliant browsers? My aim is to make
  the drop-down in the same style as the rest of the page, but I'm
  having limited success. Firefox and IE have no problems, on WinXP and
  OS X (though IE on OS X does odd things when options are selected).

 Styling form widgets across browsers is notoriously difficult:
 http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200410/
 styling_even_more_form_controls/
 (and from a usability perspective, not always the recommended option)

 And no, Safari doesn't allow styling of the select and option, the
 same goes for Camino and iCab. Opera has a user option to disable
 author styling of form widgets (something I really like...).
 Philippe
 ---
 Philippe Wittenbergh
 http://emps.l-c-n.com/

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