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Re: [css3-backgrounds] Should a non-zero border-radius create a new stacking context ?

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 10:41:14 +1300
Message-ID: <AANLkTim8mDvc6L-fWKYcLNJ+Zj4osJ52VKApu9P1AxCF@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 3:58 AM, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>wrote:

>  It's easy to explain because you're not really explaining anything :) It
> may be obvious to you what 'not changing z-order' implies for overflow,
> clipping etc. I'm not sure that's true for everyone.
>

There is nothing to explain, which is a good thing. Do we need to explain to
people that they can ignore, say, 'color' when thinking about z-ordering?

And if opacity is special in this respect - i.e. one can make an obvious
> case to create a new stacking context for this particular visual effect -
> then I'm not sure we can use it to argue that it shouldn't happen in other
> cases. We can just say that it clearly made sense there.
>

Indeed. I simply deny the argument that that 'opacity' set a precedent of
inducing stacking contexts to simplify implementations.

Rob
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