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Re: [css3-images] Summary of recent gradient issues

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:16:09 -0400
Message-ID: <4DFA80A9.5090804@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 06/16/2011 04:31 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Simon Fraser<smfr@me.com>  wrote:
>> This confusion of starting point vs. angle is specious.
>
> I know you recently did a Twitter poll to gauge thoughts on the
> matter.  I conducted my own and got substantially different results.
> I believe this is because of the way are two questions were worded.
>
> Yours was "Straw poll: if you see linear-gradient(left, black, white),
> do you think "starts at the left", or "ends at the left"?".  Mine was
> "Poll: Given that 0deg points up, do you expect
> linear-grad(bottom,black,white) and linear-grad(0deg,black,white) to
> be the same or opposite?".  Hopefully you'd agree that my question
> wasn't leading, but it was intended to explicitly hit the "Are these
> consistent when considered together?" angle.

I think both your questions were biased, and I'd ask simply:

  Given linear-gradient(left, black, white), which side is black?

~fantasai
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