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Re: background-image-opacity suggestion

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 19:03:28 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sigurd Lerstad <sigler@bredband.no>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0309211859220.13218@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 21 Sep 2003, Sigurd Lerstad wrote:
>>
>> Just use a PNG.
>
> I'm aware of png, but that property seems very useful to me. It's a non
> destructive way to turn any image in any format into a watermark background.

The working group did consider having a -opacity property for everything
that could have opacity:

   color-opacity
   border-top-opacity
   background-image-opacity
   background-color-opacity
   text-decoration-opacity

...etc, but decided instead to add rgba() support to colors, rely on the
alpha channel for images, and introduce a global 'opacity' property that
would start a new stacking context with atomic opacity.

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