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Re: [css3-background] possibly too late for last call, but: background-opacity?

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 13:20:54 -0800
Message-ID: <4B05B6B6.1020607@inkedblade.net>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> First time dipping my toe in this list, and appreciate that it's 
> probably far too late for last call, but...
> 
> One feature I would have really loved to see is the ability to specify 
> opacity for background images. I know this is technically possible by 
> using formats such as PNG-24 with encoded alpha information, but I could 
> envisage an actual CSS property to allow for further flexibility 
> (particularly when layering multiple backgrounds, or when wanting to 
> change background opacity depending on user interaction or similar).
> 
> If it's already too late to suggest anything new like this, could this 
> be taken into consideration for a follow-up point release perhaps?

The CSS Working Group has resolved not to add 'background-opacity'
to the CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders module. We are considering this
functionality for the future (e.g. see discussion about filters from 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Nov/0252.html>)
but it likely will not be expressed as a 'background-opacity' property.

Please let me know if this is acceptable. :)

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:21:38 GMT

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