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Re: [css3-background] background-position

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 19:32:24 +0200
To: W3C CSS List <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200504131932.24966.bert@w3.org>

On Sunday 10 April 2005 20:50, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> I wanted to ask this in my previous e-mail[1], but I forgot. Why
> wasn't my e-mail about 'background-position-x' and
> 'background-position-y' addressed[2]? At least one WG member thought
> it made sense but it was never formally withdrawn as an option for
> the CSS3 Background Module.

I believe it's technically possible to add background-position-x and 
background-position-y, and you gave a good use case, but it hasn't made 
enough people enthusiastic. It seems a rather isolated use case and a 
rather minor pain to have to specify the same x-coordinate three times. 
Not enough to add two new properties for.

Unless there is more evidence of its usefulness, I vote against adding 
those properties.

> Please mark that e-mail as a possible issue and handle it
> appropriately before moving to the next draft.

I seem to remember that the WG already rejected the issue once, but I 
can't find the minutes... Anyway, so marked.

> [1]<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2005Apr/0126>
> [2]<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2004Aug/0181>
>     <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2004Aug/0185>

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