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Re: opacity in css

From: Brett Donald <brettd@sah.org.au>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:11:04 +1000
Message-ID: <205CFAD97511D311B74200A0C9D64CEB01D4637B@203-134-3-006.cust.syd.iprimus.net.au>
To: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
I am overjoyed to hear that variable opacity will be part of CSS3, and that
it is now part of the working draft.

What I was wondering was, whether it makes more sense to merge the proposed
'opacity' property with the existing 'visibility' property. Essentially, the
two names are describing the same mechanism, its just that up until now,
we've thought of visibility as being only on or off, not a continuum. We
have 'visibility: hidden' and 'visibility: visible', so why not also allow
percentages like 'visibility: 0%', 'visibility: 100%' and 'visibility: 50%'.
Then there would be no need for a separate opacity property.

Any thoughts?


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