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Re: [css3-background] Default shadow color

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 16:47:22 -0600
Cc: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Let's just make color a required component of shadows and not allow it to be omitted. Then we dodge the whole issue. :)


On Mar 3, 2011, at 6:31 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 4:25 PM, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> [fantasai:]
>>> Ok, if we have interop on currentColor, we can update the spec that way.
>>> I'm kindof surprised, because if you do that for text-shadows, it's really
>>> almost never the right color.
>> For text-shadow, I can understand how it's a weird default but that is also
>> the interop behavior today. There might be a better default - would something
>> half way between foreground and background colors work better ? - but the
>> interop and <shadow> consistency are already there. I also expect authors to
>> want to pick their shadow colors carefully so I don't think it will be a burden
>> in practice. It really is a testability/interop nitpick more than anything else.
> I know that I've never written a text-shadow without an explicit
> color, and have never seen one in the wild without a color either.
> They may exist, but I believe they're very minority.  We don't really
> have to worry about it.
> ~TJ
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