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Re: [css3-images] Resolving on gradient issues

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:18:56 -0700
Message-ID: <4E3AF0A0.1060909@inkedblade.net>
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 08/04/2011 11:41 AM, Brian Manthos wrote:
> Fantasai:
>> Use topward and bottomward. That way at least it'll make more sense for non-English speakers, who don't have to equate "up" with "top".
>
> We're not talking about locations.  We're talking about directions.

It's a general-use suffix that turns things into a direction.
   http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/ward_4

OED lists "aftward", "airward", "bankward", "barnward", "beachward",
"bedward", "bridgeward", "childward", "cloudward", "coastward", "couchward"
"creekward" ...

> Also, I've never heard "topward" or "bottomward" written or said in my
> lifetime until now.  Are they even words?

If couchward is a word, I think topward should be allowed to be a word. :)

~fantasai
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