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RE: [css3-background] background-position relative to other corners

From: Eric A. Meyer <eric@meyerweb.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 14:25:37 -0500
Message-Id: <a06240801c3ecba5b9840@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org

At 2:04 AM -0700 2/28/08, Alan Gresley wrote:

>'background-origin' already has the values 'border', 'padding' and 
>'content' and the new value would be 'rect'. My initial proposal of 
>allowing the 'background-position' property with 4 values is shown 
>in these linked test cases.

    I made a different proposal entirely, mostly based on the fact 
that calling a property 'background-origin' and then having its 
intended effect have little or nothing to do with defining an origin 
point seems counter-intuitive at best.  Thus my suggestion to 
completely redefine that property and shift what its 
currently-drafted values do to a new property with a (slightly) more 
intuitively descriptive name.

>Moving on to progressive enchantment using CSS3. Eric, adding new 
>background properties doesn't aid authors to use progressive 

    You lost me there, since it sounds very much like you're saying 
that progressive enhancement is made more difficult by the addition 
of new CSS properties, and that make no sense to me.

Eric A. Meyer (eric@meyerweb.com)     http://meyerweb.com/
Received on Thursday, 28 February 2008 19:26:04 UTC

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