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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:56:45 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=AYoHZNRw7d1n_8J5LTGz8q9qpezkXkZ+SmMzU@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Cc: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, Brendan Kenny <bckenny@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 3:03 AM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> In any case,
>> by the time you're throwing around 300px blurs, you're certainly not
>> caring about the exact extent.
>
> Why?
>
> What makes blurs special such that the extent parameter is only interesting at < 300px?

The fact that they're blurry, mainly.  And they're not really used for
precise layout purposes, so a shadow blurring to insignificance 10px
shorter or longer than you expect when it's extending 300 or 400px out
already is almost certainly unimportant.

~TJ
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