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Re: [CSS Images] syntax for color interpolation hint

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2014 23:28:22 -0400
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLYc6sFx14uKnod72UrLHs1m1xAkYt1tDALFr2UiiOjYHg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Calling it a "fake color stop" is a bit misleading, and might be
> leading your thoughts wrong.  The <color-stop-list> is a list of
> <color-stop>s and <color-stop-hint>s.  The grammar of a
> <color-stop-hint> is just [<length>|<percentage>], which does happen
> to look like a <color-stop> if you forget the (mandatory) color, but I
> think that's a distraction.
>

I think this is the core of the issue. I feel like the syntax misleads
people, or at least me, into thinking of the "color-stop-hint" (which I
*also* think is a terrible name; better to call it an interpolation hint)
as a kind of color-stop.

Rob
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