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Re: [css3-background] fallback color on background-image

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:44:09 -0800
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, CSS WG <www-style@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-Id: <BCD3E3FE-0B5B-4BD0-B365-F103ACA8283A@gmail.com>
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>

On Feb 20, 2009, at 10:27 AM, David Hyatt wrote:

>> I'll look into changing the test, but I have to say that  
>> "background: red
>> pink" is really unintuitive. Even after reading the spec I don't  
>> fully
>> understand what it does. Shouldn't it be on the background-image  
>> property?
>> It seems it would cascade badly if set on backgrond-color, too.
> I'd be for just removing this feature from the CSS3 draft.  I think  
> it's really weird and not particularly useful.

I agree that it is not particularly useful to have a fallback for  
background-color. Ever for rgbs colors, a UA that doesn't support it  
seems unlikely to support the newer fallback format.

Even for background-image, it might be better to put the fallback into  
the "sprite" property we've discussed previously, rather than  
complicating the values of every property that uses images.
Received on Friday, 20 February 2009 18:44:47 UTC

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