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Re: Automatic spec annotations

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 11:22:00 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTinb2K9-yQ=4fCOD_ziwraXivJ1EvA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:24 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 10, 2011, at 2:07 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> BK:
>>> I disagree that using a special version of linear-gradient to make
>>> backgrounds repeat is "the obvious" way. The obvious way to repeat
>>> backgrounds is with background-repeat. And that is what most of the ones I
>>> looked at did.
>>
>> Like I said, mostly for bandwidth savings, as the point of the
>> patterns gallery is to create images that are smaller than the
>> equivalent PNG would be.
>
> I don't know what makes you so sure you know the minds of the authors there. It seems more likely to me that they used background-repeat because that is the obvious and familiar way to repeat a background, whether it is a stripe, a star, a wave, or whatever.

I know because I'm friends with Lea.  ^_^


I'll respond to the rest of the email in the split thread that Simon started.

~TJ
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