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[css-masking] could there be less copying of text from css3-background?

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:39:07 +0000
To: public-fx@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130116163907.GA13558@crum.dbaron.org>
A lot of the properties in
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/FXTF/raw-file/tip/masking/index.html are
modeled off of the background and border-image properties in
css3-background.  But there's a lot of prose that's been copied (I
think from css3-background, though maybe from a different level).

It seems like it would be best, for things that are intended to "be
the same", to normatively reference css3-background, because:
 * it will make it clear when things are the same and when they're
   not,
 * it will keep the drafts in sync if css3-background changes, and
 * it will avoid unintentional differences between the specs.

I recognize that it's probably not possible always, but it really
seems better for, say,
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/FXTF/raw-file/tip/masking/index.html#the-mask-repeat
to reference background-repeat (with prose that describes how it
applies to a mask image instead of a background image) than to
redefine the values in detail, presumably exactly the same way.

-David

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