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Re: [gradients] basics

From: Leif Arne Storset <lstorset@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 10:58:21 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u9nnbjw0tmo5g6@id-c0733>
Regarding the discussion of infinitely-sized gradients and image values  
vs. color values, Brad Kemper wrote on Wed, 9 Dec 2009 09:49:05 -0800:

> On Dec 8, 2009, at 1:28 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>
>> Now we come to background-repeat.  You're correct that this is the
>> right place to make a gradient extend out of that box, because this
>> property actually transforms finite-size images *into* infinite-size
>> ones.  An image with background-repeat:repeat goes on forever in both
>> dimensions, and no longer has edges, just like gradients.  So adding
>> another value to this property, 'extend', which removes the visual
>> clipping from naturally-infinite images is good and proper.  Just like
>> a repeated background, the 'size' of the image is still the same as it
>> would be without the repeating.
.
>> If so, then I'll change
>> Images to explain this, and B&B'll need the new value added to
>> background-repeat.  No other changes should be necessary.
>
> I'm not sure if B&B needs to be changed (or held up), or if this can  
> just be a gradients-
> dependant addendum that lives in the gradients spec.

Did you conclude on this topic? I see no related spec changes in either  
module yet... [1,2]

1. http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-images/#gradients-
2. http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-background/#the-background-repeat

-- 
Leif Arne Storset
Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Oslo, Norway
Received on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 09:58:56 GMT

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