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Re: Text masking (Re: Patterned colors (was: Re: Gradient color))

From: Garth Wallace <gwalla@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 00:42:44 PDT
Message-ID: <19980511074245.23817.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org, lawranc5@airmail.net
>pattern(<type>, <color>, <extent>, <color>, <extent>, <angle>, ....)
>
>(I have the elipses to indicate that one may want to have more than two
>colors in a gradient, as in a rainbow, for example.)
>
>where <type> can be:
>gradient
>
>boxes
>bricks
>bubbles
>buttons
>cargo-net
>circles
>circuits
>cobblestones
>colosseum
>critters
>or an address for a bitmapped-texture to apply to the two (or more) 
colors.
>-Joey

How about we don't and say we did?

Really, that seems a little too complicated. How about "foreground-" 
properties (equivalent to the "background-" properties) like 
"foreground-image" and "foreground-attachment" for text masking effects. 
They would be simpler to use and a hell of a lot more flexible.

Still, a _simple_ gradient-fill property wouldn't be a bad idea. Just 
having all of those options would make a conforming browser fill up a 9G 
hard drive. And what about somebody who thinks of a style he/she wants 
to use that isn't in your list? Bitmaps are bad news, stay away.

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