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Re: differences between -webkit-gradient() and CSS3 Images

From: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 13:30:15 -0700
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-id: <A8384071-0A01-44E6-AD64-53D63502335D@me.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Sep 7, 2010, at 1:10 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Daniel Glazman
> <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> 
>> Just wanted to mention my editor BlueGriffon will probably have
>> to skip support for -webkit-gradient() because it's not compatible
>> with linear-gradient() and radial-gradient() from the CSS3 Images
>> spec. The latter allow a greater flexibility on the points
>> declared in the functional notation than the one allowed by
>> -webkit-gradient(). I have therefore no way to output all arbitrary
>> linear-gradient() or radial-gradient() for WebKit :-(
> 
> Right, current webkit gradients and spec gradients do *not* cover the
> same set of possibilities.  There are gradients in each that you can't
> specify in the other.
> 
> I don't think that's a problem, though.  Current webkit gradients will
> presumably disappear when webkit obsoletes them after implementing
> spec gradients (which should happen after I clear up the issues that
> are making smfr unhappy).

WebKit never obsoletes anything. We'll keep supporting -webkit-gradient
for a long time, but we are interested in implementing linear/angle/radial
gradient once things settle down.

Simon
Received on Tuesday, 7 September 2010 20:31:02 GMT

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