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Re: Gradient syntax proposal

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:07:34 -0700
Message-ID: <4A899C66.6070700@inkedblade.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Brad Kemper wrote:
> 
> On Aug 15, 2009, at 11:49 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> 
>>> What I am against is adding complexity and confusion to the grammar 
>>> just to
>>> serve some extreme edge cases.
>>
>> It only adds complexity when you want it.  In the simple, common cases
>> it has no effect at all.
> 
> It adds unnecessary complexity to the grammar. That's a bad thing.

It is, in fact, simpler to re-use existing syntactic constructs.

And I think keeping track of where "top left" is a valid value and
where "top-left" is a valid value has more potential to confuse than
the availability of the full <background-position> syntax. It is
better to be consistent.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 17 August 2009 18:08:16 GMT

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