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[css-masking] Rename mask-box* to mask-border* (was: Re: [css-masking] lc issue 2: rename mask-* properties)

From: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:10:35 +0000
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F3E513B9-A9DB-4F8A-B265-396C330F8DEF@adobe.com>
Hi,

Per CSS WG resolution from today, I renamed all mask-box/mask box properties and terms in the CSS Masking specification to mask-border/mask border[1].

Greetings,
Dirk

[1] http://dev.w3.org/fxtf/css-masking-1/#mask-borders

On Apr 23, 2014, at 11:02 AM, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com> wrote:

> 
> On Apr 23, 2014, at 10:42 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> 
>> On 04/23/2014 12:08 AM, fantasai wrote:
>>> On 04/12/2014 01:45 AM, Dirk Schulze wrote:
>>>> Hi fantasai,
>>>> 
>>>> LC Issue 2 [1] is still open and I would very much like to resolve
>>>> it now. We discussed renaming all current long hand properties for
>>>> mask-* a while back and it seems there is no one in favor for
>>>> renaming mask-image, mask-type, mask-size and others. The structure
>>>> of the spec got much cleaner and I do not believe that people would
>>>> still get confused by reading the spec. Can we close this issue?
>>> 
>>> I think it's probably okay to leave mask-* as it is, since for
>>> simple cases thats what will be used.
>>> 
>>> I'm still not totally happy with mask-box-*, since it's really
>>> box-mask, but that's probably just me having English grammtatical
>>> biases. I can't come up with anything better. :/
>> 
>> Well, okay, the best I can come up with is mask-border-*
>> Because it's closer to border-image, and because by default
>> it just covers the border area:
>> - the default coverage area is the border area
>> - by default, the middle part is not considered
>> so it's very border-like in its effects.
> 
> I do not have a strong opinion either way. For ‘box’ one can argue:
> 
> * a box is usually rectangular and this masking operation is rectangular. An important hint for SVG with arbitrary shapes.
> * box is shorter than border
> * SVG doesn’t have borders. (Which we have to deal with all over the place, so no big deal.)
> 
> I am fine with changing it to mask-border* if members of the WGs agree.
> 
> Greetings,
> Dirk
> 
>> 
>> ~fantasai
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