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[css3-background] Backgrounds and Borders (briefly) back to Working Draft

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:22:17 +0100
To: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <201402201722.17364.bert@w3.org>
The CSS Working Group published a Last Call Working Draft of the CSS 
Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3[1].

The 24 July 2012 Candidate Recommendation was returned to Last Call Working 
Draft as implementation feedback suggested that some things could be 
improved. The modifications require changes in implementations and thus the 
draft needs a new review.

The edits[2] are explained in the specification itself. The most important 
ones are:

  - More permissive syntax for the values of the 'background' and
    'box-shadow' properties: The old syntax was unnecessarily restrictive
    in the order in which certain values had to be written.
  - Smooth transitions between the shapes of drop shadows ('box-shadow'
    property) when 'border-radius' goes from a small value to 0 (i.e.,
    from a rounded to a sharp corner). Previously, the drop shadow of a
    box with sharp corners could, under certain circumstances, look very
    different from the shadow of a box with a small, rounded corner.
  - The 'box-decoration-break' property has been removed. (It will come
    back later in a different specification.) This property was already
    marked as “at risk” in the CR.

The end of the review period is 3 March 2014. This mailing list, <www-
style@w3.org>, is the recommended place to send comments. (Please, include 
[css3-background] in the Subject line.)

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-css3-background-20140204/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-css3-background-20140204/#changes



For the CSS WG,
Bert
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