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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: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:54:24 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600902121554t3098d90cq88000d8eac0505c6@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:44 PM, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com> wrote:

> On Feb 12, 2009, at 5:38 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:28 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
>> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> However, could we achieve what we want by simply having each pixel
>> >> inherit the highest alpha value of any pixel within X of it, with X
>> >> depending on the spread?  Negative spreads would inherit the lowest
>> >> alpha instead.
>> >
>> >
>> > Maybe. It's totally unclear to me what "spread" means in this situation,
>> so
>> > it's not clear what authors would want or expect.
>> Well, I don't have a browser on hand right now that implements the
>> spread value on box-shadow, so I can't be certain, but what I
>> described above *appears* to be what's intended by the spec text.
> Firefox 3.1 nightly builds implement 'spread'.
BTW they have "inset" too. What "inset" should do with border-images is
another kettle of fish...

What you describe is equivalent to what 'spread' means today for rectangular
> boxes, assuming you use Manhattan distances to compute "within X".
> But if you have, say, a border of repeating diamond-shaped tiles, I don't
> really know what authors would want if they use 'spread' with that. But your
> definition is probably as good as any.
> Applying a scale when drawing perhaps?

Yeah, that's not a bad idea ... approximate the effect of having a light
close to the object that's casting the shadow. I like it.

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