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[css3-images] my take on linear gradients

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 21:47:01 -0700
Message-Id: <849A0255-AE10-4BB8-8B37-A9411C38B210@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
I have written and uploaded my thoughts on the linear-gradient draft. I start out with assumptions about what I think is important for any linear gradient syntax, then I examine how well these goals are met by the current syntax, and finally I say what I would change and how that would make it better. You can read it all here:

http://www.bradclicks.com/cssplay/linear-gradient/index.html

I started this last year, then put it aside for almost a year, and just recently finished it. Since the draft changed during that time, I have added some notes about the relevancy of some of the things I had written already, and also updated some other text to match the newer syntax. But note that one or two of the illustrations might use the older syntax (even though the general points they make are still pretty valid).

Part of the early part of the document shows why I think degree-based directions should be counter-clockwise from a rightward-pointing zero, but that is not all that this is about. And I hope that my tone in the document does not come off as being disrespectful of the work that Tab did on the spec so far.
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