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Re: [css3-background] Where we are with Blur value discussion

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 18:20:05 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTil0LjZJ7eYZu1dGB4NNZD_bs0Qfv7eEn-Fz4bud@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 5:24 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> (I'm not saying "radius" is the only term already in use.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/filters.html#feGaussianBlurElement
> describes blurs in terms of the standard deviation of the Gaussian
> function.)

Looking at the SVG link explicitly now, I'd have to say that's pretty
horrible.  It's useful for an implementor, but has literally zero
useful information for an author.  Reading that, I have absolutely no
clue what this filter actually does, how it does it, or what the
effect is of the values I can provide it.

The only way to be more author-hostile would be to have just provided
raw source code.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:21:05 GMT

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