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RE: [css3-images] linear-gradient keywords and angles are opposite

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 23:07:10 +0000
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <FA122FEC823D524CB516E4E0374D9DCF1FB16A07@TK5EX14MBXC136.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
 From: Brad Kemper [mailto:brad.kemper@gmail.com]
> But anyone
> using the keyword 'left' knows that it means 'from left to right', or they find
> out within seconds and then move on.

I disagree completely on this point.  I constantly find this backwards notation a stumbling block.   The reason I raised the issue is because I don't want to just "move on".  The spec is broken and inconsistent, and I thought the goal of having drafts at all was to address such things so that the future can be better.

Using that argument we might as well call it "foo" because "people will just learn that foo means that it progresses from left to right".

Honestly, I think that would be better than using "left" to mean the exact opposite of "leftwards".
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