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RE: [css3-images] gradients and i18n

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 07:02:36 +0000
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
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Also...

Should PNG and GIF files rotate for some writing modes?  If not, why should gradient <image>s ever do that?

-Brian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Manthos [mailto:brianman@microsoft.com]
> Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 11:33 PM
> To: fantasai; www-style@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org
> Subject: RE: [css3-images] gradients and i18n
> 
> > With my Internationalization hat on, I have some concerns about
> > gradient syntax,
> > some of which will be easy to handle in level 4, but others maybe
> not:
> >
> > Easy:
> >    - linear-gradient() directions similarly cannot be specified
> > logically
> >    - radial-gradient() positions cannot be specified logically
> >
> > (Easy Solution: same as 'background-position' -- add logical
> keywords)
> 
> This was already proposed and moved to CSS4, in August.
> 
> > Not so easy:
> >    - For radial-gradient(), explicit sizing is always <horizontal>
> > <vertical>
> >    - For radial-gradient(), fixed-length color stops are always along
> > the
> >      horizontal axis.
> >
> > The last one is not just an i18n problem: using the horizontal axis
> is
> > pretty arbitrary, what if I want the vertical one?
> 
> The same problem applies to background-position and background-size.
> Perhaps they have the same solution (whenever that arrives) and
> presumably it can wait until CSS4+, since this concern didn't hold up
> the Background module from going to CR in February.
> 
> 
> > A problem that is both i18n and non-i18n related: what if I want a
> > circular
> > gradient whose radius is farthest-side along the inline (or
> horizontal)
> > axis?
> 
> I think I need a rendering to speak to this one.
> 
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