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Re: Gradients and background-repeat (Was: Re: Automatic spec annotations)

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 23:49:51 -0700
Cc: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <336C63AC-E3B4-4852-9F47-A4FB386DE380@gmail.com>
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>

On May 11, 2011, at 4:28 PM, Brian Manthos wrote:

>> And of course, there is considerably less need for 'repeating-radial-gradient',
>> other than for symmetry and consistency of properties if you do have a
>> repeating-linear-gradient property.
> 
> Disagree.  IMO, there's *more* need for repeating-radial-gradient than there is for repeating-linear-gradient.
> 
> Some, arguably most, of what you can do with repeating-radial-gradient you can't do in any other way without using child elements to provide a larger surface to measure and draw against.

Sure, there are some things you can do with repeating radial gradients that can't be done other ways (other than manually adding more color-stops). But those things just aren't in demand. Very, very few designs actually need infinitely repeating concentric gradients. It is a solution in search of a problem.
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