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Re: [Proposal] CSS gradients

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 20:34:06 +0100
To: "Charles A. Landemaine" <landemaine@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.t207a4x364w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sat, 08 Dec 2007 20:25:29 +0100, Charles A. Landemaine  
<landemaine@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, SVG is promissing, however it would be interesting not having to
> link to an external file and  being able to use gradients (and other
> visual effects) only with a style steet. Think about these large
> portals that have more than a hundred image files (ie: CNN, Yahoo...).
> Each three-way TCP/IP connection to download an image file make the
> page rendering slower. If most graphics were created with CSS, and
> disn't need an external graphics file, it would load a lot faster, it
> would load less the server and it would use less space or files on the
> server as well. Think about all these graphics used for round corners,
> for shadows, for gradients...If people change them from .png to .svg,
> there will be little benefit, other than scalability (which is not
> even always needed).

You could use a data: URI to address that problem. There is another  
proposal for this, however:


Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 8 December 2007 19:33:16 UTC

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