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Re: Multiple Background Images

From: Ben Ward <benmward@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 09:11:02 +0000
Message-ID: <ef5d0f2f041129011165739d50@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ted Shaneyfelt <tvs@hawaii.edu>, www-style@w3.org

On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 15:12:18 -1000, Ted Shaneyfelt <tvs@hawaii.edu> wrote:
>  ...

Again Ted, much of that is already covered. A "border-image" property
has already been proposed[1], for instance.

And, while multiple backgrounds can be used for 'curved corner' border
effects (as is a popular and desired use right now, amongst others),
it's different from a border in that a background is layered
underneath the content; a border is by definition restricted to being
rendered _around_ the content. There are plenty of potential ideas for
layering background images.

Please, take a read through the existing CSS3 draft documents and see
what's already there. I'm fairly new to www-style (at least as a
poster) but I believe it's also ettiquette that you should start new
discussions for proposals such as border images and your previous
comment on elements sharing the same space (although both of these
already exist in drafts, I hope you see my point). These other
discussions should be referenced from a discussion like this, rather
than dragging somewhat off topic. Anyone interested in those ideas
would never be likely to find your posts on the matter as they're now
filed under a topic of "Re: Multiple Background Images". I hope you
see what I mean.

> Of course, if we're going down that road, we might consider allowing images
> for
> texture wherever color can be used (including text).

This one was also discussed recently[2] and is in the mailing list
archives for November. Sorry! ;-) (see references below for link).

Kind Regards,


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-border-20021107/#the-border-image-uri
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2004Nov/0000.html

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