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

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 22:56:23 -0700
Message-Id: <BE553C92-559C-4A04-BE47-88C1FE6CB9F8@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
On May 13, 2011, at 4:44 PM, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com> wrote:

>> And by the way, even if there was not a 'background-rotate: auto'
>> that worked as I described, that need would still be met by
>> 'background-repeat:<angle>', but just a little less elegantly, as the
>> author could set the gradient angle to zero himself, and then enter
>> the angle he wants into background-rotate directly. Et voila,
>> gradients aligned to x/y axes, repeated, and then rotated. Do you
>> also deny that 'background-rotate' (or perhaps
>> 'background-transform', though I think that would be overkill) would
>> be good to have on general principles, even if not used with
>> gradients?
> I would like background-rotate to work with any background-image, not just gradients.


> Within the syntax for a possible background-rotate, it would be good to see the option for background-rotate-origin (working similar to transform-origin in 2D transforms).

I would think that with background position, you could get the tiles wherever you want anyway. But it might be useful for animation. 
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