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Re: Gradient syntax proposal

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 15:21:08 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0908171321k74a9217epd8676cf6034297d5@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 2:39 PM, fantasai<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>
>> I'm gradually coming around to Webkit's approach, which appears to be
>> that "background" becomes a generic consumer for paint-servers, and
>> can be applied to anything.  That's why Webkit has
>> background-clip:text, which makes a background only fill the area that
>> text normally does.  You could also add the value "border" to
>> background-clip if you wanted to just fill the border region with a
>> gradient.
>
> I don't think we're going to adopt background-clip: text as the
> solution for gradient/image-backed text. See
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Mar/0308.html
> and Hyatt's response:
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Apr/0066.html
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Apr/0297.html

Slightly behind the times here, Fantasai.  ^_^  I already split that
out into another conversation, with Hyatt chipping in, where it was
agreed that it sounded like the best solution was to extend webkit's
text-fill property to be similar to background.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 17 August 2009 20:22:03 GMT

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