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RE: [css3-images] Resolving on gradient issues

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 19:22:56 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9710FCC2E88860489239BE0308AC5D1711257A@TK5EX14MBXC264.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
JumpOffABridgeWard is a bad rationalization.

Let me be more explicit:  I'm against creating the words "topward" and "bottomward" and using them in CSS3 gradients.

-Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net] 
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 12:19 PM
To: Brian Manthos
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: [css3-images] Resolving on gradient issues

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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