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Re: [CSS3] Some thoughts about functions, notation and gradient().

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:50:56 -0700
Message-ID: <4A932760.6090102@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 9:44 PM, Andrew
> Fedoniouk<news@terrainformatica.com> wrote:
>> And yet just discovered another funny inhabitant of that lists-zoo in CSS:
>>
>> E { background: #CCC url("metal.jpg") (100% auto) no-repeat top left }
>> (spotted in [1])
>>
>> I am wondering what these '(' and ')' are doing there. And where this
>> notation is actually defined.
> 
> Well, I can tell that they're containing the background-size.  But I
> have no clue where that production's coming from.  There aren't any
> parens in the syntax, and bg-size doesn't use parens normally.  Either
> the official syntax or the examples is wrong.
> 
> (These appear in Examples 15, 16, and 18 in the current WD of
> Backgrounds and Border Level 3.)

The parens are from a previous draft of css3-background. I believe
they have all been removed from the current Editor's Draft.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 24 August 2009 23:51:39 GMT

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