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Re: -webkit-background-clip:text and -webkit-text-fill-color?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 13:53:19 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDChx_2Uv=j1p7V1DtUnWTXjwXr4-XRPS_ZARcHmEXJM_g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jared Wein <jwein@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Jared Wein <jwein@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Has there been a proposal from the Webkit authors for -webkit-background-clip:text and -webkit-text-fill-color?
>
> I think properties like these could be useful in other engines.

-webkit-background-clip:text is the devil.  It's a very silly misuse
of background-clipping to accomplish a text fill.  I like this
functionality and think that we need it, but this particular
implementation of it is ridiculous.

-webkit-text-fill-color is, as far as I can tell, completely useless.
It does literally the exact same thing as 'color'.  I haven't looked
into our codebase to see what it actually accomplishes, but I think it
was just a cargo-cult addition from the SVG model to go along with
-webkit-text-stroke.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 31 May 2012 20:54:08 GMT

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