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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:17:10 -0400
Message-ID: <4DFA80E6.80403@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 06/16/2011 06:16 PM, fantasai wrote:
> 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?

Or rather,

   Given linear-gradient(left, black, white), which side would you expect to be black?

~fantasai
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