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Re: Gradients in CSS3?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:20:34 +0000 (UTC)
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>, Ben Ward <benmward@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0508191219520.22942@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Laurens Holst wrote:
> What I mean is that, to determine the colour to draw at a certain 
> position in a gradient, you need to know the total size of the gradient. 
> In CSS, the height of a block is usually determined by the content, 
> which can be loaded incrementally. In the case of inline blocks and 
> floats, the width is, too.
> So, if you have the background or borders of that block be a gradient, 
> they have to be redrawn all the time.

This is already the case with the following CSS1:

   background: bottom url(foo.png);

...so that shouldn't be a blocker.

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