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From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 09:12:35 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199801270812.JAA22076@stovner.a.sol.no>
To: www-style@w3.org
Another catch by the spam-filter..


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>From original thread on www-html:

On Mon, 26 Jan 1998 16:12:13 +0100 (MET) Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org> 
wrote:

> James Green writes:
> 
>  > >  JG> Agreed. However, the existance of simple colour gradients in CSS may be 
>  > >  JG> nice.
>  > > 
>  > > I've not actually tested this, but something like the following style
>  > > should work:
>  > > 
>  > > HR { width: 100%; height: 1ex; 
>  > >      background-image: url(gradient.gif);
>  > >      border: none; /* Some browsers may defaultrender a HR as a border */
>  > > }
>  > > 
>  > > Then, you can use different classes of HR with different gradients, or
>  > > maybe different sizes ...
>  > 
>  > This is not what I intended. When I think of an idea, I like to think 
>  > of a way whereby the machine can do as much of the work as possible. In 
>  > asking for gradients, I was thinking somwhere along the line of:
>  > 
>  > HR
>  >    {
>  >    width: 100%;
>  >    left-color: blue;
>  >    right-color: red;
>  >    gradient-step: 4
>  >    }
> 
> Color gradients were part of CSS at an early point [1]. They were
> removed since implementors considered them expensive and designers
> didn't shout enough.
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-css1-960505.html#background


Could they not be implemented in CSS2 or 3? Comments and suggestions 
welcome...


Regards,

James Green

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