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Re: [gradients] basics

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 00:21:53 -0800
Message-ID: <1994ACAEA56647ECB303FF42A9D01D4A@AndrewGW>
To: "Ph. Wittenbergh" <jk7r-obt@asahi-net.or.jp>, "www-style List" <www-style@w3.org>

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ph. Wittenbergh" <jk7r-obt@asahi-net.or.jp>
To: "www-style List" <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: "Andrew Fedoniouk" <news@terrainformatica.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: [gradients] basics


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> On Nov 9, 2009, at 3:24 PM, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> 
>> Ph. Wittenbergh wrote:
>>> On Nov 9, 2009, at 1:29 PM, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
>>>> background: linear-gradient(magenta yellow), url(...)
>>>>
>>>> has no visual effect but will force image to be downloaded.
>>>> Image at url(...) will be covered by linear gradient in full.
>>> background: linear-gradient(rgba(255,0,0,0.5), rgba(10,10,10,.25)),  
>>> url(image.png);
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>> Why not
>>
>> background: url(image-with-that-gradient-on-top.png);
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>> ?
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>> This trick almost always requires knowledge about that
>> image on your side so why not just to produce that image
>> upfront?
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> Because the image is a small repeating thing (a pattern for example)  
> and I've no idea how much content will go in the box ?
> 
> http://dev.l-c-n.com/CSS3_border-background/gradient3.html
> (requires a recent Minefield build, didn't try to write the code for  
> WebKit)

This is a bit weak case I would say as:

Alpha-math theorem:
For any semi-transparent gradient on top of image there is always 
such a combination of  some gradient with semi-transparent image
on top of it that produce the same visual result.

 Do I need to prove it or is it clear enough?

I strongly believe that benefit of having gradients and other synthetic 
background color distibutions to be addressible independently from images
significantly overweights any multi-layer tricks that can be achieved.

Andrew Fedoniouk.
http://terrainformatica.com

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> Philippe Wittenbergh
> http://l-c-n.com/
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