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Re: [css3-background], comments on 'border-radius'

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 22:39:32 +0100
Message-ID: <42150F14.2000200@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Ben Ward <benmward@gmail.com>
CC: "[ Adrien Leygues ]" <aleygues@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org

Ben Ward wrote:
>>You are right. Gecko engine already supports rounded-corners, and for
>>exemple, it renders pretty good on that blog :
>>http://ljouanneau.com/blog/
> 
> Gecko does have the beginnings of support, though I believe the
> current Gecko syntax is slightly different from the CSS3 proposal.
> It doesn't smooth (anti-alias) the edges of curves though, which means
> it can be a little ugly in some places. If they get that fixed I'll be
> a happy man.

I do not know the exact details about the Gecko implementation and 
whether it is different, but what I do know is that it is still 
experimental (ok, what else can it be with the spec still in WD :)), and 
for example doesn't support a non-solid borders yet.

Yet, it is used quite often already, on a fair number of sites. It is 
also a property which lends itself to 'progressive enhancement' pretty 
well (as in: it scales down well on non-supporting browsers). So, given 
that the property is already as popular as it is now, it would be a 
shame to take this out.

By the way, in low-contrast settings, or small-scale ones, the lack of 
anti-aliasing can be quite unnoticeable, so anti-aliasing is, although 
desireable, not a prerequisite for it to be usable.


~Grauw

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