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RE: [css3-background] box-shadow spread Multiple Choice Question

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 17:34:51 +0000
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Brendan Kenny <bckenny@gmail.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FA122FEC823D524CB516E4E0374D9DCF0151AF10@TK5EX14MBXC136.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Brad Kemper:
> And as I've said in the past, spread is not something created in order  
> to simulate some phenomenon observed in nature. It is intended to give  
> greater control of the placement and extent of the shadow at a level  
> consistent with what is commonly available when creating shadows in  
> familiar ways using tools such Photoshop.

Is this the only place in CSS3 that gives authors a way to apply such an shape-derivation effect?

I think "yes", and the answer is important for the overall decision at hand from the perspective of "give them markup syntax so they don't have to do bitmaps".

-Brian
Received on Tuesday, 8 June 2010 17:40:58 GMT

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