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RE: [css3-background] Default shadow color

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 06:41:32 +0000
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Estelle Weyl <estelle@weyl.org>, "www-style@w3.org CSS" <www-style@w3.org>
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It's been like this for quite some time and it wasn't 'surprising' until you and others here heard of it. As far as I can tell from looking all over including public bug databases, it has simply not been an issue. I wish all 'surprising' behaviors were like this. 
From: Brad Kemper [brad.kemper@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2011 10:55 AM
To: Sylvain Galineau
Cc: Brian Manthos; fantasai; Estelle Weyl; www-style@w3.org CSS
Subject: Re: [css3-background] Default shadow color

On Mar 4, 2011, at 6:11 PM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:

> I don't get how black is better than currentColor given that it is the default color for text in most browsers; why pick a default that's will be wrong the most often ?

Black or translucent black would be wrong less often. Shadows that stayed black when the author changes the text color to red would be less surprising. Having the box shadow turn red just because you turn set the color of the text to red would be totally surprising to almost anyone.
Received on Sunday, 6 March 2011 06:42:10 UTC

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