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Re: box-shadow and border-image and dashes

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:38:09 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20902241238p7cee0838l5d346b90e38c311f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> You are entitled to your opinion. But for often used decorations, it is much
> easier for authors to write in CSS than in SVG.

It's no easier or more difficult for them to use effects that are
implemented by browser authors in a browser than to use effects that
are implemented by some third party in a BSD-licensed SVG library that
they use.  They have to learn the syntax for either one just the same

The difference is that if authors can effectively write CSS libraries
that expose new and exciting functionality via SVG or some other
technology without waiting on the browser implementers to catch up,
authors will have access to a much broader array of features in the
long term.  Effort by browser implementers to implement generic
functionality rather than narrow ones will be paid back a hundredfold
and should be encouraged.
Received on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 20:38:45 UTC

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