Robert O'Callahan wrote:
On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Christopher Robert Jaquez <> wrote:
Why would a length not be very useful for authors?  In any case other than a gradient that goes all the way across the background, I am much more likely to know how wide I want the gradient to be than the coordinates of a point where I want it to stop.

Hmm ... what's the use-case exactly?
Nevermind, I suppose you could do the same with something like

linear-gradient(0 0 white, black 20%, 300deg black);    /* Are we still allowing px/em/etc. here instead of % (in isolation)? */

to get the same effect.  I already thought of that for the horizontal and vertical cases.  Not sure why my mind got stuck in the angled case.  Sorry for my density.