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Re: [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions 2009-08-12

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 14:10:59 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0908141210u786515e6l893c97ad0f324cf2@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 2:02 PM, fantasai<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>>
>> One other thing...
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 10:40 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net
>> <mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>> wrote:
>>
>>     * sgalineau can definitely see gradients used for border-image
>>
>>
>> I can't, really, at least not as-is. Nor do I see them as being useful for
>> 'list-style-image', 'cursor' or 'content'.
>>
>> Orthogonality is cool, but actual use-cases beyond 'background' seem
>> pretty thin. If we have trouble specifying the behaviour of gradients for
>> those other properties (because there's no natural size to use for the
>> gradient, perhaps), I think we could just disallow them.
>
> Sounds like a case for making <gradient> separate from <image>.

As Brad mentioned, though, we already have *images* without intrinsic
dimensions in SVG.  How do we deal with those?  Are they unsuitable
for use in list-style-image, etc?

Whatever solution is used for SVG without intrinsic dimensions, an
identical solution should be applicable to gradients.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 14 August 2009 19:11:58 GMT

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