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Re: [css3-images] new side-or-corner keywords?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:46:54 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCwR1VTkifqOAfL8Bz6DFAZ0WhO0SvLvdHK+EFMieXSMw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Sylvain Galineau
<sylvaing@microsoft.com> wrote:
> [Tab Atkins:]
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
>> wrote:
>> > http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-images/#linear-gradients
>> >
>> > I’ve never heard of start, end, before, or after used with linear
>> > gradients until now.  Nor do I have any clue what they are supposed to
>> mean.
>> >
>> > Did I oversleep a month or something?
>> >
>> > Why are we adding arbitrary new capabilities now?  I thought we had an
>> > ED that we could move forward yesterday; now I have no idea.
>>
>> Simon Fraser suggested it, others gave good use-cases.
>
> Then, can we hear more about them ? As Brian is pointing out and following discussions
> here and face-to-face, we are trying to converge on a stable specification. We split the
> spec across two levels for that exact purpose. You were talking about moving to LC not a
> week ago but here we are adding an extra layer of lipstick on the pig.
>
> If these are important use-cases then I have no confidence that we are anywhere close to
> LC. If they're not then why can't they wait for Level 4 ? Is there evidence that those authors
> who use the prefixed implementations are in pain without this ?

They were good use-cases; they're not vital.  I suggested kicking them
to level 4 just below the section quoted above.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 11 August 2011 21:47:50 GMT

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