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Re: [css4-background] use cases for 'border-corner-shape'?

From: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:47:40 +0200
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <3B68D506-D452-472A-8A61-70EFF734ABB3@w3.org>
To: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Questions from authors are easier to search for though. It’s hard (or impossible) to google for websites using a particular design so we can only do it from memory. I know I’ve seen (and needed myself too) bevel and scoop corners several times (notch not so much, admittedly), but it’s practically impossible to remember where. I find it a bit strange if you haven’t.

Also, in many (if not most) of the author questions I linked to, there was an image or fiddle for the look they were going for, so it’s pretty obvious that border-corner-shape would solve their use case. Other of my links were tutorials.

Authors aren’t doing it (just) with (border-)images, they’re doing it with pseudoelements, borders, CSS gradients and all kinds of other weird hacks.

Lea Verou
W3C developer relations
http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou

On Mar 24, 2013, at 23:38, L. David Baron wrote:

> On Sunday 2013-03-24 23:14 +0200, Lea Verou wrote:
>> Googling these is pretty hard, as everybody uses different names
>> to refer to them. Nevertheless, here are a few tutorials and
>> questions from struggling authors about how to replicate these
>> effects:
> Questions from authors don't give you enough information to be sure
> that the feature being added is sufficient for the author's needs.
> You need to examine actual sites that they've created to be sure
> that the feature is sufficient.  And if there's not enough demand
> from authors that they're doing this with images and/or
> border-images in significant numbers, I don't think there's enough
> demand to ask that it be put into CSS as its own feature, requiring
> substantial addition of implementation complexity (e.g., clipping
> regions of those shapes, etc.).
> -David
> -- 
> 𝄞   L. David Baron                         http://dbaron.org/   𝄂
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