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Re: [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions 2009-02-04: box-shadow and border-image

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 23:37:13 +0100
Message-ID: <18827.27161.520907.87400@opera.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org

Also sprach Brad Kemper:

 > > But the end result is an image with a frozen pixmap shadow at a fixed
 > > resolution and color, forever tied to the border image. I don't want
 > > that. I want box shadows as vectors that are suitable for printing
 > 
 > So now the argument is that it is not OK for the shadow to be a pixelated
 > raster in situations where the image-based border is a pixelated raster?

We should avoid images wherever possible.

 > > and
 > > DOM manipulations, that compress well. They should be setable
 > > independently of the border image. E.g., it should be easy to change the
 > > box shadow color when when hovering over the element.
 > 
 > It is. Use a different image for hover. People do it all the time already
 > (with background images).

We're trying to move away from having to generate lots of images :)

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Thursday, 5 February 2009 22:38:06 GMT

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