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RE: [css3-background] border-radius and outlines

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 02:19:35 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E211E6BD4@TK5EX14MBXC113.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net]
> The shape of outlines is not defined, and they are explicitly
> allowed to be nonrectangular. The intention is to allow the
> UA to match platform conventions insofar as it can, as outlines
> are primarily intended as a UI element. Given that, I don't see
> what remains to be defined. Is there some particular text you
> would like added to the spec?

Right. The more I think about it, the less obvious this is spec-wise.
But given the bug linked by Simon [1] and, I think, reasonable author
expectations, I suspect outlines should follow the outer border edge
shape defined by border-radius. Are there use-cases where you'd want
to keep your outline square even if the box were nearly circular or 
elliptic ?

[1] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25293
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