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(unknown charset) Re: Formalize the hyphen?

From: (unknown charset) David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 1996 18:47:34 -0700
Message-Id: <199608070148.SAA08019@serbia.it.earthlink.net>
To: (unknown charset) "Ka-Ping Yee" <kpyee@aw.sgi.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: (unknown charset) "Hakon Lie" <howcome@w3.org>

Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
> If "shadow" is going to have possibly four or five parameters of
> its own, maybe it should be its own property rather than a special
> value of "text-decoration" which happens to take extra parameters.
> So there might be "shadow-xoffset", "shadow-yoffset", and
> "shadow-color".  But there are really more than two levels of
> grouping here, so maybe "text-shadow" would be more appropriate
> than "shadow".

Shadow for block elements and text-shadow for text? With the same
shorthand for each? That seems right. Unlike underline, etc, drop
shadow is not strictly a text decoration. Text shadow or no, you'll
still be seeing duplicated text with different backgrounds in order
to get a shadow effect on the text block itself. As at

David Perrell
Received on Wednesday, 7 August 1996 17:00:17 UTC

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