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Re: Style confirmation descriptors

From: Barry <wassercrats@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 12:00:56 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY102-DAV9A43C053D222D7742278EB9310@phx.gbl>
To: "Laurens Holst" <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>, <www-style@w3.org>

Laurens Holst wrote:
> Anti-aliasing is a technique that serves the purpose to reduce the (ugly) 
> visibility of jagged edges caused by the squareness of pixels. It doesn’t 
> make lines wider, nor narrower, when applied correctly (at least to the 
> human eye). A 1-pixel arched line can be anti-aliased quite well. 
> Especially with sub-pixel anti aliasing.

One thing I'd avoid making the default is any anti-aliasing that results in 
the border needing more room. I'd allow anti-aliasing pixels to be in the 
rounded corners because that wouldn't require the box to have greater width 
or height or the content to have a smaller margin (except at the rounded 
corner), but I wouldn't want an extra, lighter side border to be created to 
blend better with a corner's anti-aliasing pixel, unless the author 
specifies it. 
Received on Sunday, 10 April 2005 16:00:55 UTC

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