Re: Opacities

> [Original Message]
> From: Ian Hickson <>
> On Sun, 16 May 2004, Ernest Cline wrote:
> > In any case there will exist a CSS hack to do this once the Generated
> > Content module enters the CR stage.
> >
> > #foo::outside {
> >   display:block;
> >   background-image:url(bar.jpg);
> >   opacity:0.8;
> > }
> That wouldn't work because the 'opacity' property applies to the entire
> stacking context, which would include the #foo element.

If only the alpha wasn't clipped to the range 0..1, then adding the rule
  #foo {opacity:1.25}
could solve that problem, but I doubt if that change would ever be made.

Still, even without a workable CSS only hack, I don't see the need for
additional CSS opacity properties.  There are plenty of image formats
that include opacity in them, so I fail to see the need, especially
since it will not reduce the amount of effort required anywhere in the

Received on Sunday, 16 May 2004 17:00:05 UTC