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

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 16:56:41 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600902091956o2f944b45r5b79de00f6a5ef20@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:

> The point is that authors use things like that all the time, and would
> rather have completely idiotic property names than to have their practical
> functionality removed.

And yet, you want to remove the functionality of using box-shadow with

> Someday we'll be able to create nice layout columns, in a wide variety of
> UAs, without using tables or floats to do so. But until then we'd rather use
> something called "float" to create a column that isn't really floating, than
> to have that power removed because of the name. So whatever you call the
> thing that creates drop shadows around boxes, it should have the features
> that make most sense for accomplishing what authors need it to accomplish
> (within practical limits, of course), to serve the greatest numbers of their
> users.

... to serve the small set of users who don't download images *and* care
about seeing shadows.

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