Re: Utility of background-composite and background-blend-mode?

On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Robert O'Callahan <>wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 10:52 AM, Rik Cabanier <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 1:41 PM, Robert O'Callahan <>wrote:
>>> What are the use-cases for 'background-composite'? It seems like a very
>>> specialized feature whose effect can be achieved pretty easily by just
>>> using more elements or (in some cases) pseudo-elements.
>> I agree it's pretty specialized. We've seen people use it to make small
>> animations. ie
>> It's fairly simple to implement so I added it to the spec.
> There's still a cost. I would like other browser vendors to chime in with
> opinions on whether they think this is worth having.

I would be happy postponing 'background-composite' until the next level of
the spec. The reason is that it will be hard (if not impossible for certain
UA's) to implement concurrently with 'background-blend-mode' which is more
useful and easier to grasp for authors.

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