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labels for panes

   Date: Tue, 22 Sep 92 18:06:25 EDT
   From: (Clinton Hyde)

   why not have done something (like I *think* I remember lispms doing)
   like this:

   reserve space at either top or bottom of the pane which is part of the
   margin region and put the label in that space? that way the interior
   clipping region of the pane is cleanly separated from the label.
   scroll-bars can go in the margins, as can things like choice-boxes,
   etc, and you can be certain that they won't be affected by any drawing
   to the window (except calls to low-level functions which don't know
   about the margins as clipping regions).

This is in theory possible, but CLIM's CLX-port's margins mechanism is
not nearly as robust or powerful as the Genera margin components
facility.  Still, if this is an important enough issue for users,
something could probably be done.

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