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Re: Multiple Background Images

From: by way of Bert Bos <ted@ahi.uhh.hawaii.edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 16:17:28 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <200412101617.28594.ted@ahi.uhh.hawaii.edu>

My point is that this whole thing of multiple backgrounds
seems inconsistent with the rest of CSS, possibly out of
scope of CSS, and probably not worth the bloat, confusion,
and ripple effects that may result from it.  I see it as
more likely to be abused for borders than used as intended,
and I expect the intended result could be better achieved using
a single SVG image for a background.  Furthermore, from a
pilosophical point, if you have one in front of the other,
I'd hesitate to call the front image a background image.

> Please, take a read through the existing CSS3 draft documents and see
> what's already there.

I understand some of this is out there. [see below]

> Anyone interested in those ideas
> would never be likely to find your posts

My intent was to expose the problems with the multiple backgrounds
as proposed not being consistent.  I'd like to see consistency
with other properties.

> [1]
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-border-20021107/#the-border-image-u

Yes, this is what I was alluding to.

> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2004Nov/0000.html

This is overkill, and I saw it before.  Consistency would be treating
colors and textures interchangably everywhere rather than a new
vocablary to describe masks.

Enough said.  Let's drop it.
Received on Friday, 10 December 2004 15:17:30 UTC

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