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Re: New CSS rule suggestion

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:23:26 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA9r-S=u3b3NZ5-LNtA4As+OtA2b35zzb-Md2xyH9pXvg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think Shane is just talking about a design effect, not a image protection feature. Traditionally, watermarks were put into the paper, and could be lightly seen if you looked closely. For digital media, the equivalent would be a very light background. Shane's request is essentially to be able to have something like 'background-text' instead of just 'background-image'.

If we're talking *that* style of effect, though, then the set of
things you'd want to control are essentially unbounded.  You want
shadows, outlines, rotation, linebreak control, etc.  I don't think
you can isolate a simple set of features that will address a large
enough fraction of the use-cases.

In other words, this *should* be done as an image, preferably as an
SVG, and we won't need to add anything to CSS.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 16:24:22 GMT

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