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Re: [css3-images] Changing the angles in gradients

From: Mihai Potra <mike@mpotra.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 22:26:16 +0300
Message-ID: <4DD41D58.7040206@mpotra.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 5/18/2011 21:24 PM, Brad Kemper wrote:
> On May 18, 2011, at 10:52 AM, Mihai Potra<mike@mpotra.com>  wrote:
>> I think preference was more for CW instead of CCW, which I agree with, but not necessarily for the direction. Wouldn't it be best to now focus on direction, and have another round on this as well? B vs C
> If the change is to make the use of angles in linear-gradient more obviously fitting to authors expectations, then you shouldn't even need to ask. But if you have to learn, one time, how to map an angle to a linear direction, then learning whether to do C or D is no better than learning to do A.
Sorry, what I meant was having a round on determining the best initial 
direction, 0deg=North or 0deg=East.
I believe most of the responders in favor of a change, on css3.info (and 
not only), were fine with both B and C, which means the most important 
thing to them was CW.
Others might have chosen C only because it matches the practice of using 
gradients to websites, through raster, in a top-to-bottom fashion.

I was hoping that a more in-depth discussion on this subtopic, might 
reveal the wiser choice of the two, which would satisfy the majority, 
including the ones that see this from a math point of view.
Either way, changing it to something that works as CW thinking is 
obviously heavily requested and much logical to authors, than A.
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