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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:19:04 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTindKv-ZFKkETcOf0rWX8d5Q=DwsxgozDP8YxXUnTYZg2g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Cc: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Simon Fraser [mailto:smfr@me.com]
>> On Jun 16, 2011, at 4:47 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> > On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 4:45 PM, Brian Manthos
>> <brianman@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> >> Again
>> >>        right (adj): rightwards
>> >> makes far more sense to me than
>> >>        right (adj): leftwards
>> >
>> > Brian, would you find it acceptable to switch the keywords over to
>> > upwards/rightwards/uprightwards/etc?
>>
>> Ugh, I forgot the corner variants. "Uprightwards" is horrible. "top left to
>> bottom right" is OK, and if we can fall back to allowing the omission of "to"
>> and everything after, I'm happy.
>
> I think "upwards rightwards" and "rightwards upwards" are both fine.
>
> What I took issue with was "bottom left" meaning "upwards rightwards".  I was fine with "up right" meaning "upwards rightwards".
>
> Compass directions* would be simplest, but that would apparently incur issues with globalization as per prior mails on this topic.
>
> * N=0deg, NE=45deg, etc.
>
> Since we're apparently fond of bearing angles, perhaps "port" and "starboard" instead of "leftwards" and "rightwards"? ;)

"upwards rightwards" is okay, if a bit long.  Way better than "uprightwards".

~TJ
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