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

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 11:10:32 -0700
Cc: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <148B5281-AD93-4F14-8DFB-634DA159284B@gmail.com>
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>



Brad Kemper

On May 14, 2011, at 4:40 AM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com> wrote:

> I'm not getting how that relates to my point, which I'll reiterate more explicitly:
> 
> With existing (CSS3) background properties, AFAIK there is no way to simulate what repeating-radial-gradient offers.  As such the note should be amended to explicitly refer to linear gradients, or clarify how repeating-radial-gradients can be simulated with background-repeat more explicitly.
> 

I thought I had answered that. The note was meant to imply that both were unnecessary. Repeating-linear-gradient is unnecessary because 'background-repeat' can handle most use cases with less redundancy, and repeating-radial-gradients never seemed to have a strong use case at all. 

I would agree that if we need one enough, we should have the other too. And if we cut one (repeating-linear), we should cut the other (repeating-radial).




> -Brian
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alan Gresley [mailto:alan@css-class.com]
>> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 11:42 PM
>> To: Brian Manthos
>> Cc: Brad Kemper; www-style list; Simon Fraser; Tab Atkins Jr.
>> Subject: Radial Gradients and background-repeat (Was Re: Automatic spec
>> annotations)
>> 
>> On 11/05/2011 5:02 AM, Brian Manthos wrote:
>>> Speaking of background-repeat vs. repeating- …
>>> 
>>> 
>>> # Repeating gradients could potentially be done by hooking into
>>> ‘background-repeat’,
>>> 
>>> This line in the spec needs updating so that it explicitly refers to
>>> *linear* gradients.  Unless there’s some cool way to use
>>> background-repeat (a rectangular tile model) with radial gradients
>>> (circular model).
>>> 
>>> 
>>> • Brian
>> 
>> 
>> Repeating radial gradients are far better when wanting to create a
>> metallic look.
>> 
>> 
>> http://css-class.com/test/css/3/gradients/radial-gradients-repeat1.htm
>> 
>> 
>> Upon looking at the specs [1], I have accidentally experimented with
>> ellipses without realizing it and I find that repeating radial
>> gradients
>> with ellipses make better affects. Being able to have multiple layers,
>> some rotated and some not would really make some interesting affects.
>> 
>> 
>> [1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-images/#radial-gradients
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Alan Gresley
>> http://css-3d.org/
>> http://css-class.com/
> 
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