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Re: Updated to the blending and compositing spec (was: minutes, December 10 2012, FXTF telcon)

From: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:13:15 +0200
Cc: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, public-fx@w3.org
Message-Id: <FF81E236-6D6D-4196-A1B8-B51C08CFB50C@w3.org>
To: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
This change sacrifices the previous flexibility with no obvious benefit for authors. The only one that benefits from this change is implementors. It doesn’t make the feature any easier to use or more elegant, nor does it simplify the additions to the language. With the previous design, the syntax would still be exactly the same, if all you wanted was to apply the same blending mode to all shadows/backgrounds/etc, due to the way CSS lists work.

The whole reason I suggested dropping that kind of flexibility was to avoid adding all these properties in the first place. I.e. if each "layer" of the element can only have one blending mode as a whole, then which blending modes apply to which parts of the element can be controlled by a single CSS property that accepts a comma separated list of identifiers (properties and some keyword that means the entire element) that correspond to a comma separated list of blending modes from mix-blend-mode.

Lea Verou
W3C developer relations
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On Dec 11, 2012, at 20:02, Rik Cabanier wrote:

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> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 9:38 AM, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:
> Hi Rik,
> 
> I thought we agreed that the use case of applying different blending modes to different shadows/background images/etc was pretty rare and we'd resort to simpler syntax for now that covers the more common use cases? Did I misunderstand?
> 
> No, you didn't misunderstand.
> The spec is updated so you blend the composited result of the shadows and the background images.
> For instance, see https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/FXTF/rawfile/tip/compositing/index.html#box-shadow-blend-mode:
> Sets the blend mode of the composited result of all the box shadows.
> 
> I did not update background-composite since we didn't discuss it and currently matches an existing webkit only feature.
> 
> Rik
>  
> 
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> On Dec 11, 2012, at 03:52, Rik Cabanier wrote:
> 
>> All,
>> 
>> I updated the spec per today's decision: https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/FXTF/rawfile/tip/compositing/index.html
>> Please let me know if you have any questions or ideas for improvement.
>> 
>> Thanks!
>>    Rik
> 
> 
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